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Class of 1924 

CThe Stout Institute 

Menomonie, IDisconsin 



We. the members of "The Tower 
Staff" have tried to make this vol- 
ume of "The Tower" truly repre- 
sentative of the school. The class of 
1^24 presents it for your approval. 


It matters not what banners we unfurl, what mottoes we 
uplift, what purposes we applaud. — not these, but what we do. 
what we have done, constitutes the record of accomplishment 
and determines the reward. 

The Stout Institute has ever held to high ideals and must 
continue so to do to insure success. Yet high attainment, the 
record of accomplishment, is the solid foundation upon which 
this institution must henceforth build toward greater and still 
greater success. 

The graduates of this college teaching in virtually every 
state in the country, are everywhere doing a work which is so 
thoroughly creditable that the good name of Stout is well 
known beyond national boundaries and is being raised to high- 
er and higher levels in educational standards. 

The Stout Institute, if it does not now occupy that proud 
place, must soon stand at the top in the preparation of teachers 
for the various fields for which it offers its services. To each 
outgoing class we look for support in this avowed ambition. 
Originality and earnest effort, backed by the training received 
here. — a willingness to do more than is demanded — will insure 
this enviable position to The Stout Institute. 

Burton E. Nei son. President. 


To Burton E. Nelson, whose cor- 
dial friendliness, democratic fairr 
and never-ceasing interest in Voca- 
tional Education have won for him 
the respect and esteem of his associ- 
ates, we dedicate this volume of 
"The lower" for 1 ( >14. 

Burton E. Ni i 


Classi s 



House Organizations. 







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(Ulje §>rij00l 

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"A path! what beauty does a path bestow, 

Even on the dreariest wild! Its savage nooks 

Seem homelike where accustomed footsteps go. 
And the grim rucks put on familiar fi 





"I hear the low wind wash the softening snow. 
I he low tide loiter down the shore. The night, 
lull (illed with April forecast, hath m, light." 





"Now the joys of the road are chiefly these: 
A crimson touch on the hardwood trees: 
A shadi>wu highway cool and brown. 
Alluring up and enticing down." 


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"There's a dance of leaves in the aspen bower. 

I here's c twitter of winds in thai beechen tree. 
'I' here's a smile en the fruit and a smile on the 
u it 
And a laugh from the brook that runs to the 

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How sweet the moonlight $/ayai upun ttli* bank'.f^ 
Here will We sit. and let tht sound:, ul mtltil 
' ,../> in our ears; soft stillness, and the night. 
lUcame the touches of sweet harmony." 


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7 i/o nof rrum/ ;.*m- hours I .•■pen.! 
In uendcring by the sra. 
/ be larcsl ft n'ti /ntya/ tnend. 
Like God. ii uscth me." 






'Again rejoicing nature sees 

Her robe assume us vernal hues. 
Her leafy locks wave in the breeze, 

All freshly sleep'd in morning deiVs,' 

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"Hire tying beneath this leamnu tret, 
On the ioft bank, it seems to me. 
I he winds thai visit this lonely glen 
Should soothe the souls of sorrowing men. 


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Daisy A. KUGEL 

Director of Home 
Economics. Organi- 
zation of Home Eco- 
nomics. Principles of 
Teaching, Principles 
of (ducation, 


Director of In- 
dustrial Arts, Voca 
tional Education. Ad- 
ministrative P rob- 
lems, Organization 
of Industrial Arts. 


Bertha Bisbey 

Dietetics. Nuiririon. 

Clara Boughton 

Practice Teaching 
Supervision. I' o o d 


Murihi. Brasie 

House Furnishings. 
Costume and Design 

Arthur brown 

Elements of Wood- 
work. Psychology. 
Teaching Industrial 
Arts. Basketball 



Practice Teaching 
Supervision. Mod- 
em Industries. 

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Mrs. Grace Dow David n Fields C. Jo Rachel 


Director of Dormi- American His: M 

to:: Psychology. English. Supervisor of In- Community 

firmarv ene. Physiology 

H. F. Good 

C. W. Hague H. M I Lawrence Hurst 

Auto Mechanics Printing. Machine Advanced Cabinet History. Citizen- 

Electrical Work. Composition. M.iking. ship. Econon-. 

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Clothing. Millinery. Sheet Metal. Wood- English. Public 

work Household Man- Speaking, 

agement. Practice 

Mabel Leedom jeanette Mary M Mary i. mcFadden 


Chcmistrv. Psychology. So- 

Chemistry. Chemistry, cioh 

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Martha Metcalf 

Cooke rv 

George millhr 

H. C. Mil 

Mamie Mutz 

Physical Training, Machine Shop. Color and Design. 
Swimming. Athlct- I-'oundrv. I' a t i e r n Interior Decoration, 
ics. Making. 



i ,i. Neary Della Payne ruth m. Phillips floren 


Auto Mechanics. Cafeteria Man; f-.nglish Composi- 

Assistant Coach. ment. tion. I itcraturc. Clothing. Hygiene. 

td Economics. 


J. E. Ray 

A rchi tec lural 
Drafting. Bricklay- 


Eva Scantlebury Florence scouiar Margaret 

Skinner L 

and Concrete Economics. Princi- crv. _/» Directed Readings, 

pics of Education. 

Home and Social 



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Vj Edith L. SLEEPER \ : '-<2Ki SNOWDEN 

Physical Training. * fc'JJvhing. Textiles. Machine Drawing. Mathematics. Sci- 

yi/Vr Machine Shop Prac- ence. Home Mechan- 

^<\' tice. ics 

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Lettv Walsh Robert i. Welch a. r. Wilson 

S u p c rv i s o r of Forging. Sheet lilemcntsof Wood- 

Practkc Teaching in Metal. w I k WoodfinUh- 

Clothing- ing. 

Myrtle Bletsoe Christo ude Frei m funk 

d . h.xi.seth 

Registrar Appoint- Secretin-. Business Manager, 

ment Secret: Kant Librarian. 

Myrtle Hall Alice Ferguson 

Telephone and v>grapher. Stenographer 




Precept rcss of I . v n • 
wood Hall. 

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Each year shows a steady increase in the number of the members of the 
Stout Senior Class and we. the class of Twenty-four, boast the largest enroll- 
ment since the degree course has been offered. Because of the many activities 
that we have been engaged in. and the increased work of the advanced classes, 
we have been bonded together more through those school activities than through 
social ones. 

We. as a class, have striven toward the highest ideals and we hope that 
through our sincerity in our work, we have furnished the school a share of the 
incentive toward those higher ideals, that is expected of the graduating class. 

During the four years spent here, we have formed many pleasant associa- 
tions and in the future, when we have entered new fields of work our school 
recollections will bring many pleasant memories. 

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Rose c. Humphrey 

New Richmond. 

Y. W. C. A.. Areme. 

John Norris 


Oklahoma Cilu. 

Doris CLAIRE Boss 

Sparta. Wis. 

Y.W.C.A. Presi 
dent. Philomathcan. 
Class \'icc President. 

WESl iv H. Dirks 

■ Pete'' 
Springfield. Minn. 

President Square 
and Compass. Me- 
nomin Club. Foot- 
ball. Y. M. C. A.. 

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frederick h. 


Riotr Falls. V: 

Manual Arts Plav- 
c r s. Glee Club. R- 
K. O. 

Grace E. 

Marinette, U 

Y W. C A 

: Smith 

Bettt Creek. V. 
P. D. A Gl« Club. 

Frieda hagen 
Appleton Wit 



Si. Thomas. X D. 
Marquette Club. 

Arthur Anderson 


Bau field. 

Editor Towtl 
Square and Compass. 
President Senior 



V, u Richmond. Wis. 

Y.W.C.A.. Philo- 
mathean S o c i e t v. 
Manual Arts Play- 
en. ! owei Staff. 

Otto P. 


St. Cloud. Minn. 

La Salle Club. 
Tower Staff. 



Brit ton. S. D. 

Max Win 

R. K. O. 

La Sail? Club. 

Dorothy H. 

Mil. i I R 


Mtnomonie. '.'■. 

Philomathean So- 
Club President 

\ Timbers 

Menomonie. \V ; s. 


Sharps and Flats. ., 
Marquette Club. 

/:<:'.;.;.'.*;•. H IJ 

" Ed .y V^ 

Menomon&f Wis. \ 

R. K.TO. Cbcer 

lastfU Stouijnia 

_taff. *Squar^' and 

Christians; \ 

Mtnomonie. U 




Track. Assistant 
Football Coach. 
President of Boxing 
Club. Square and 
Compass. Glee Club. 

Oscar A. TRYGG 
Richland Center. 



M,romonie. Wit 
Manual Ar:s Play- 




Mcriomonie. '■■'■■ 

R. K. O.. Manual 


Mary Jan; Boyd 


"Koonie ' 

• Ted" 



Waconia. M:nn. 

Auburn. Seb. 

Utnomoni* Wit 



A reme. Stoutonia 
S-aff Y. W. C A 

R K O.. Band 
President. Square 
and Compass 

v. Louise Glass 

Menomonie. Wis. 

Y W.C.A Tru- 
urcr. Philomathean 
Vice Pres. Stout - 
onia Staff. Student 
Organization Com- 

Alfred C. Lamb 

Mvnomonte. Wit 

Square and Com- 
pass. R. K. O 
ident of Stout Stu- 
dent Association. 

Martin McDonald 


Mtnomonie. Wis, 

P D. A.. La Salle 



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c cvcv- K.!»w^<- 

o »c Uw^t ]t-*^ *itttft 


j'^-^-efc/ < 







R. W. Vesperman 
Pauline Lillich 
Hester Hurley 




The year 1923- 24 marks the beginning of the Junior Class as an organi- 
zation separated from the former Junior-Senior Class. Our interests are such 
that we have felt the necessity for personal organizations for some time, but its 
realization has come to us only this year. 

The group of members unanimously agree that 

"If months have well nigh won the field. 
What may not four years do." 

The majority of the class will return next year to carry on their work. 
Some few of the members will, however, be stationed at various places, making 
for themselves that success which is bound to be theirs. 

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"Toby" "Top" 
Eau Calle. Wis. 



La Crosse. Wis. 

Square and Com- 
Menomin Club. P-«s President. P. S. 
Square and Compass. B ■ Tower Staff. 

Gerald b. 



Menomortie, Wis. 

Y. M. C A.. Man 
ual Arts Players. 

Roy E. smith sLjl 1v^/£+* jl ' 

»sse. Wis. /U^jA^Z^r-' &&^A 

PS B Y.M.C.A. ^w^^^ 

Marion Veasey 


Margaret b. 

R. F. Davis 



Cameron. Wis. 

"Short y" 

Cumberland. Wis. 


Marquette Club. 

Menomonie. Wit 

Mtnomonit. \\ it 
R K. O. Presi- 

Marquette Club. 

dent. Men's Glee 

Girls' Athletic As 




Kathleen Hughes Harry burnham Un krebs WilliamJ.Dunlap 

"Kay" Menomonie. Wis. Milwaukee. V "Bill" 

Anderson. Ind. Glee Club. 

Y. W. C. A.. Hv- 
pcrians. Sharps and 

Marquette Club. Forest River. N. D. 
Athletic Council. 
Sharps and Flats ^ M- C. A. 

\\ Reyelts 

ftorfc Rapids. I 
S. M. A. 

Ernesi L.BERGR1 N 


Elizabeth Kerr 

Charleston. III. 

McKinlty, Minn. 

\ W C.A.. Tower 

Menomin Club. |taf . Sharps a n d 

Stoutonia Staff. Flats. 

L. E. HlNES 
Prescott. Wis 
Y M. C. A. 



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Dorothy L. Heald Walter L. Bunker Metta Inenfeldt Milton Leander 

"Dodo" "Walt" Menomonie. V. "Lee" 

Minneapolis. Minn. Menomonit Y W.C.A.. Sharps eth. Minn. 

«... . ,. ....-,.. ->nd Flats. Manual 

Pbilomaibean. Y. V M C. A Jun- Art$ puyer*. P. S. B. 

W. C. A.. Manual tor Class 1 rcasurcr. 
Arts Players. 


Mildred hoi s 

Menomonie. '.'. 

D M. Benson 

Dundee. III. 

Athletic Associa- Square and Com- 

tion. S. M. A.. ManV^iss. Football. P. D. 
ual Arts Plavers. >a A.. Manual 

anna Brack 
Menomonie. Wit. 
Y. W. ( 


Watertown, Wis. 

Football. Track. 
P. D. A 



Menomonie. V. 

ers. Vice President 
Arcmc. Hypcrians. 

Emil o. Ludtke 

Rochester. Minn. 
Football. R. K. O. 

Hester Mae 

Menomonie. Wit. 

Junior Class. 



Gilbert . 

Square and Com- 

R D. Ki -.: 
St. Cloud. Minn. 




Bay City, Mich. 

Esther v. moen 

Peterson. Minn. 

Morris \V. Cripe 

Goshen. Ind. 

P. S. B. 

Manual Arts Play- 
Square and Compass. crs . Sharps and Flats. 
Y . W C A.. Philo- 
mathcan. Tower 


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Esther Alois a. Esther A. vick L. Langford 


Elk Mound. V Poriage. U u. 

•Al" "E$" 
Y. \V ( Square and Corn- 
President. Hvpcrian Wabtna Milton. Wis. lower of Staff. 
President. Sharps „„,*-, n -j , , Stoutonia Staff. 
,_j pi, M R. K. O.. Glee President of Areme. 
Club. La Salle Cub. 

Stephen! Klevai m arcia 
Mtnomon Milwaukee, W 

Y. \V C A Glee Club. 

Ashland. Wu. 

I . : 
Eveleth. Minn. 

Pauline Lii.i.ich 
•P. A. L." 

Thorp. Wis. 

Y. W. CIA. Cab- 
inet. Junicr Vice 
President. wice Pres- 
ident of S\|uu Stu- 
dent Association 



La Crosse. W.. 

Menomin. Square 
and Compaw 

Annamae Feist 

Menomonie. Wis. 





Lancaster. U 

Glee Club. Presi- 
dent of Junior Class, 
lower Staff. 

Billy" "Fri«" 

Stouahion. W Menomonie. Wis. 

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Elmer Hansen - 

Rcbert Shields ■ 
Geraldine Trigg 
Jack Thorpe 





The Sohpomore Class of 1924 entered the Stout Institute in September. 
1922. as the largest class that had ever enrolled. We struggled through the 
first year adjusting ourselves to the new environment and working up to the 
standards of the school. 

In the Fall of 1923 the class returned to continue what had been started 
the previous year. Our second year has probably meant more to us because of 
the more important part that we have taken in school life. 

Our Christmas party was unique, and showed those who were doubtful 
of our spirit what we really could do. 

The tug of war ended with the Freshmen on dry land and afforded their 
an opportunity to discard the red bands and buttons. The class basketball 
game put the Sophomores back on a level. 

May 9 was set aside for the Prom, and that for us topped the social func- 
tions of the year. 

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QenIsvibve* TisAi fauSi-ij^HNfiN QZ M 5L-W Hoff Fern h. 

J V "pn 7 4 V "P V ^ * * ' **PPV 


Y W C. A.. Hy- 
perian Girls" 

Athletic Association. 

W A ?Ty«Js- ^ f*ty , X 4 MA<2 ' -John Jjf Glennon 
4 7"^' ^ o*. < W >^ t i Steivns'fl'oim. Wiir. 

f j Jillc Club. <p 







Griselda Schmid Frances L. Mulry 

New Glarus. Wis. "Bobby" 

Hixion. Wit. 
Marquette Club. 

Hyperian. Y. W. 

C. A. 

i mi I. KULKE 
Oshkosh. Wit 

Helen M. Diamond 

Memomonie. Wit, 

Y. W. C. A.. 
Scouconia Staff. 

Sharps and Flats 

V W C. A 


\ xes Carlson \ I . Nl I SON 

"Aggie" St. Paul. Minn. 

SU-nomonie. Wit Girl's Athletic As- 

y. w. c. a.. r a,,on Y 

Athletic Asso- 
ciation, v 







Ruth F : if.ld 


Forest City, i 

Y W C. A Hv 
perian. Arcmc. 


Modesto. Cat. 

Stouronia Staff. 

gf.raldine o. 



Rockiord. III. 
Y \V C A 

Virginia K. 


nmonie. Wit 
Ph:lo m a t h e a n. 

Girls Athletic Asso- Marquette Club. 
ciatton. Secretary of Manual Arts Player* 
Sophomore Class. 


* £ 

Anna B. Forck 

Glen Ha. 
Hypcrians. Y. W. 


Blodwen Johns 


Springs. Iowa 

Philo m j i h c j n. 
Sharps and Rati 

Lillian Ollila 

Neaaunee. Sftch. 

Sharps and Flats. 
S M A. 

Esther Jacobson 
Coli\: a u : , 
Y w C A 

MarionG.Arntson Cscar w.Hedberg Gertrude Leslie h. 

son Nich 

Mtnomonir. Wit 

V W C A. Cab- 
inet. Sharps and 
Flats. Philomathcan 
Society. Tower Staff 


Sianleu. U'is. 
P. D. A. 

Mil ntapolit. Minn. 

£/y. Minn. 

Y W C A Y. M. C. A.. 

Sharp* and F : lats. S. Menomin Club. 
M. A Manual 



"^XiS!^ * 

Ruth Nelson 

Duluth. M:rrr: 

F. c. peters^. Martha Gunther Marie D.C vesper 

"Pete" rcie" "Bud*' 

Tower, Minn. Spo Tomah. Wit 

V W C. A Hv Square and C S. M. A Y W s M A.. Aremc. 

pcrian. Sharps and pass. Menomin Club. C A Y W. C A.. Sharps 

Plats. and Flats. 

Ruth Zeinert 

Cedarburg. Wit 

Vict President of 
Aremc. Hyperians. 
Girls Athletic 
ciation. Y. \V. C. A. 



Dubuque. Iowa 

Sanford Rutlin 

Sun Prairie. Wit. 

P S. B.. Sccretarv 
Square and Com- of Band. Treasurer 
pass. Menomin Club. Manual Ar:s P 

Dorothy Qui: 

Mxromonu-. Wit. 

S. M A . V. w. 
C. A.. Girl's Athletic 







Savannah. Georgia 

Philomathean So- 
ciety. Secretary of 
Stout Student Asso- 



Menomonie. Wis. 

President Mcm.rn- 
in Club. Treasurer 
Stout Student Asso- 
ciation. Football. 
Tr^ck. Gym Team. 


Madison Minn. 

Hyperian. Y W. 
C A A(hleti< 

G. M. SCH0EN0F1 
Menomonie. Wis. 


Stanley. Wit 

Marquette Club. 

Michael HABIAN 
Mike" Mtnn. 
I a Salle Club. 


mclaugh1 in 

Aberdeen. S. D. 

Y W C A.. 
Sharp us. 

orvil f. Heft 

Ripon. Wis. 
Y M C. A. 


Joyce m. wood Herbert G. 

Dtlavan. Minn. 

Y W ( A Y 
W. C. A. Cabinet Rib Lake. W 

Philomathcan. Treas. *»■»/»■ r- 
Athletic Association. ... ' M c A c,vm 

Clara Taylor 



Rib Lake Wit. 

Y w C, A H\- Treasurer of P. S. B. 

perian. Stoutonh 

Loreen Jacob-son Louie smith robi-rta m. Harold Kni 


"Jake" Menomonie. U :s. Knilcy 

Madison. Wit. Menomin Club. Whitewater. Wi$. 

Basketball. Janesiille. Wis. 

Qx>jsg&J\ — 


BUR' Ruth Barclay 

, . ,. . ... . ....... GRUNDGRIPER 

Lake Linden. Mich. Haft Lee 

Clarus. Viroqua. 

Square and Comp R. K. O.. Y. M 

Sharps and Rats. C. A Glee Club. 

%^Jj UAT-ft-O -->wr<< 



4W tj | 

La Ore 
Philomathean So- 

Menomin Club 
Treasurer. \" i c e 

President Sophomore 
Class. S:outonia 

f. M C. A.. Glee 
ub. Manual Arts 

1 50 J 

K e *» *a g J » ^ S 

Hazel Gempler 


Brodhead. W 

Sharps and Flats. 
Manual Arts Plav- 
crs. Y. \V. C. A. 

Harvey G. 



Sheboygan. V. 

R. K. O.. Y M 
C. A.. Band. Secre- 
tary Glee Club. Man- 
ual Arts Plav, •: 

Edna Degner 

Marsh field. W 

Y \V. C A.. Hy- 
pcrian. Athletic As- 



Eau Claire. V 

Beth Shattuck Arthur Cummings 

Span a. Wis. "Tom" 

Y. W. C. A. Stenomonie. Wis. 
Girl's Athletic Assp- 

~ia^V 4^4 *<rrzL ^ZZ^-c^} . 

Mary Ellen Reid 

Rockford, Illinois 

Y W C. A.. Hv- 
perian, Girl's Athlet- 
ic Association. 


Osage, loufa 

Editor Stoutonia 
Staff. Y M C. A. 
Treasurer. R. K. O. 


xW £ ' 

Hazel Solberg 

Lanesboro. Minn. 

Y \V. C. A.. Ath- 
letic Association. 



ArkantttW, Wis. 

La Salle Club. 



Bessemer. Mich. 

Marquette Club. 

A . Sharps 

and rhlctic 

Waterloo. W 
Menomin Club. 

^^T^^*^ 1 '^^"^ Nan Ji Edward E. Buelah Price V Wm Carlson 

^<-H «^ iWuut l EPHERD R.CHARDS ^ ..^ 

*~<*>*4l+V - H'w'n- ///mow -Rich" Menbmonie. Wis. ... 

^*^ v r . Republic. Mich. 

"~m&+c* S.M DfamfatWfc ^W^.'J Menomin Club. 

a R. K. O. Y. M.-UC /U*^< fcvwwOitoutonia Staff, ' 

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Nora flom 

Kenyon. Minn. 
Sharps and Flats. 

i'aylor Fred C. Tanck 

"Sokum" "Frencby" Wattrtown, Wis. 

Catesi'ille Med ford, Minn. P. D. A. Presi- 

_ _ _ dent. Manual Arts 

Glee Club. S. M. A. Treasurer. Players. 

Margaret I. Noble 


Blanchardfiltt. Wis. 

Sharps and Flats. 

Ransom j. Eus 

Janesvitle. Minn. 

La Salle Club. 
•Football. Baseball. 

' Arm" 

'ihiensalle. Wit. 

Y W. C A . Ath- 
I e t i < Association. 
Secretary and Treas- 
urer Hvperians, 

Oscar R. 


Watertoutn, Wis. 


'to. ^v^-V^f 





Persis Hunt 

Fori Smith. Ark. Sec- 
re c .1 r v Marquette 
Club. Tower Staff. 

Archibald O. 



Barron. Wis. 
Glee Club. 




Black Ricer Falls. 
S. M. A. Presi 
dent. Manual Arts 


/ Pettinelly 



♦ Evclelh. Minn. 

I. a. Salle Club., 
Vice President Band. 



lake Linden. Mich. 
Marquette Club. 

John E. Dahi. 

Ely. Minn. 

Alta D. Ross 


Menomonie. Wit. 

Hyperians. Athlet- 
ic Association. Y. W 
C. A. 



Elewih. Minn. 

P S. B. 

1 U 1 

1 re usv gifTinz rirt(, 

rum m Ai Arthur Reppe Blanche Harper 

u'V * -Rep- °- n - ' ■*--■ ""-•• 

v _ 

\v. c A 

>1 Arts Pbv 

» V^ Band. 

Si. Paul. Minn, 
'/.umbrota. Minn. Sharps and Flau. 

Arcadia. Wit. 
.lie Club. 

BiRMCEli. Roberts 


Medford. Wis. 

Y. W C, A Ath- 
letic Association. 

Hugh L Nash 

liUuk Riurr Falls. 


■\ MEININCER I U,! M .1. I 'H.MAN 

Delavan. Minn. "I.cmon" 

Y. W GicinrA Mich. 

.Sharps and Plats. 

V M. C V 

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Priscii.i.a Gilbert 

Menomonie Wit 


La Crosse Wit. 
Tower Staff. 

LYDIA Calvin 


Menomonie. Wis 

Manual Aris Play- 
Marquette Club. 
Sharps and Flats. 
Girl's Athletic Ass. 

Francis R 

Van Allen 

Cameron. Wis. 
Glee Club. Y. M. 

Ruth Melges 


L Dickinson 

John A. Gifse 

'Rufus ' 


Tiny " 

' Marcissus" 

MinntapolU. Minn. 

lilac k Rivtr Falls. 

Wabeno. Wis. 

Menomonie, Wis 

Y. W. C A.. 

Aromc, Y. W. C. 

Girl's Athletic Asso- 

Manual Arts Plav 

A.. Sharps and Flats. 


Menomin Club 
Vice President. Glee 


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Mildred lathrop 

Guy R. young 

Hope. N. D. 


Elmicood. Wis. 

M Club. 

Gladys M 


Bloomington. Wis. 
Marquette Club. 

\ G. Barlow 



Sharps and I 
V \V C- A. I 

r.t Sharps nut heart Athletic 

and Mats Manual Association Manual 
Arts Flavors 

Coon Valley. « Gutitm. Mich. 

Y P- D. A. 


.\r.S \x NLr.omin Club. 

(Jr; man 

Stillwater. Minn. 

Y W C A. Cab- 
inet. Hyperian, 

dent of Sharps 
and I Ath- 

letic Association. 

Harold F. 


Rewsy. Wis. 
Y. M. C. A. 


Rivsr Falls. Wis. 

Victor H. 


Mabel E, Spink 

PlatteVillc. W 

Y W. C. A. Cab- 
inet. Arcmc Secre- 
tary. Girl's Athletic 
Association. Hyper- 

Philip l 


Wattriown. Wis. 

sybil Audrey Lind 

Menomonie. Wit 

Girls Athletic As 
sociation. Manual 

A;:s Plavcrs. 

John H. Amos 


Whits Wat tt, Wit 

p. s. B - Y M 
C. A. 

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Phyi LIS A. Si 

hRT BR'; 

Vera '•'■ 






itttoille, U 

Gaston. Ind. 

Eau Gallt. Wis. 

Monro*, Wit 

S. M. A. Sec re- Square and Compass v Sharps and FMats. R. K. O.. Y. M. 

tary. Sharps and j." Girl's Athletic A«o- C. A.. Glee Club. 

Flats. Y. W. ( \ J* ciation. Secretary Sophomore 

■rf \t" f 




Floodwood. Minn. 

sident Sharps 

Flats. Y. W. C. 

W. C. A. 


PAU1 H, Huber 

Menomonte. Wis. 

Stoutonia Staff. P. 
D. A. 


Lake Crystal. Minn. 

Sharps and Flats. 
Athletic Association. 
Y W C. V Hyper- 

Neenah. Wis 

R. K. O.. Y. M 

C A 



Menomon/f.^ Wis: 

value Elvers 
Elkadtr. Iowa 
R. K. O . Y. M 

Harriet froelick 

Menomonie. Wis. 
Stoutonia Staff. 

\lenpmonp.<Wis: R. K. O.. Y. M. Stoutonia Staff. 

^M^^°'^\, i^/.^^l . C A President. President Philomath- 

Marquettc Club. «„. V W C A 

can. Y. W. C. A. 

James w. Gould 


Springfield. Minn. 

Glee Club. Mcn- 
omin Club. 


Mabel Sati Wm. Everett Alice Marion Raymond Bur< .s i i 

Crowi i v „ „ 

"Mibbs" "Bill" "Ray 

Si. James. Minn. 

Madison. Minn. Biw'abik. Minn. " hiteivaier. Wit. 

S. M. A Aremc. _ _ 

Y. W. C. A. Ath- Band. La Salic Sharps and Flats. p - D A v »« 

I et i C Association. Club. President of Band. 
Sharps and Flats. 

Harry N. 

Heidi man 


Eau Claire Wit. 

Cloquet. Minn. 



Blair. Wis. 


Y w C. A 

Sharps and I 
Philomathcan. Ath- 
letic Association. 

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^o vv| me / 

■ :nn. 

Henry a. link 


Y. W. C. A. Cab- President Manual 

President Philo- Arts ! 

nathcan. cial Secretarv La 

Salle Club. Band. 

Catherine Jones Harry w. 

,. .. boettcher 

Kate • 

Birmingham. Ala. 

Appleion. Wis. 

Y W. C A 

^ P. D. A.. Football 
Captain. Track. 


. / 

Alice Griessf. 

Menomonie. Wis. 

\.\rd Freeman Lui.v Mae Garner 

l.adusmnh. V. Blooming 

Manual Ar:s Plav- 

Harvard C. Smith 

Yorkion. Sask.. Can. 


Stoutonia Staff. 
Tower Staff. Manual 
Arts Players. Band. 
R K. O. 

Barker Lee D Laugh: in Esther Swenby 

"Alabam" "Lauf Menomonie. 

Birmingham. Ala. Appleton. Wis. 

S. M. A.. Y W 
C. A. Cabinet. Prcs- 
Manual Arts Play- ^ M C A H.k- ident Girls Athletic 

en V W. C. A., crs. 

Athletic Association. 

w E Hanson 

Austin. Minn. 
Menomin Club. 


i.ter Albert Pearl Linda 


Em yj Cobb. V. 

" AY' 

Y W. C A 

D Vis. Girl's Athletic Asso- 

W. CT ciation. Sharps and 

ShaipC^ and >FIats. La Salle Club. Flats 


•Hans - ' 
Austin. Minn. 
Menomin Club. 


Hilda Thurston 


Blooming Prairie. 

Columbus. Wit. 

Dolores T. 


Minntapolit Minn. 

Manual Arts Plav- 
Prcsidcnt La Sails er$i Sharps and Flits. 
Hyperian. Y. \V. Club. vice President S M 

C. A. A .. Y. W. C. A. 

A. R. AM 

Mack Rivtr Falls. 


Mabrl Unger 

Warden. III. 

Y W C A . Hy- 

Milton i Irene Beardsi i 


liaaleu. W It. 

• Rid" 

Cloquel. Minn 

P. S. B President. 
Manual Arts Players. 

lawrence c. 


Et* Mound. Wis. 

amy v. sto e. C Amundson Anna Mai Eldon m. Cady 

Duluih. Minn. "Babe" Redwood lulls. Katie" 

Athletic Associa- N*W Auburn. Wis. ■•;<>/? lulls 

lion. Sharps and Philomathcan. 

Plats. Hvperians. ' *->. A.. Y. M. Mcnomin Club. 

C A. Hikers 


"Smittv " 

Marsh field. \\ 

Stoutonia Staff. 
Girl's Athletic Asso- 
ciation. Manual Arts 
Players, Y W. C. A. 


KuuMd. Wis. 
La Salle Club. 


Richland Center. 


Douglas. Ariz. 


Helen c. w 


'.! K 


i ' 

Htlene. Mont. 





'Slates' - 

Y. W. C A 

R K. 

o. v 


Marqnette. Man- 

Oregon, Wis. 

Athlei iation. 


Y M. 


ual Arts PUyei 

Band. Y. M. C. 

Menomin Club. 

Creen Bay. W 

Marquette Club. 
Girl's Athletic Asso- 
ion. Druli v 


Menomin Club. 
Band. Football. 

Laura Ribicc\ 

Y \v C. A. 
Girl's Athletic 

John R 

Mf. Hottb. Wis. 

Menomin Club. 
Club. Tower 



Kendall. Wis. 

Glee Club. Man 
tul Arts Players, Y 
M. C 

Bagley. Wis. 

Y W. C. A.. S 
M A . Sharps and 
Flats. Girl's Athletic 
Association. Manual 
Arts Players. 


Carson James H. Powers 


Menomonie. Wis. 

S. V. A Sharps 
and Flats Girls Ath- 
1 e t i c Association 
P. S. B.. Y M. C. Minual A 

I im" 
Columbus. Wis. 
I Salle Club. 

A.. Stoutonia Staff. 




Tomah. Wit. 

Band. Men's Glee 
Club. Tower Staff. 

Mary A. Neill 

Chicago. III. 

Sam C. Smith 

Y. W. C. A. Cab- Menomonee. Mich. 

Menomin Club. 




v^ "Jerry" 
Bessemer. Mich. 

Robert f. Slater 

Clinton. Ind. 

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Other members of Sophomore Class whose photographs could not be 

George abnet 

La Crosse. Wis. 
Square and Compass. 

Roland k 
■ Kelp" 
Tomah. Wis, 

Carl immer 

Menomonie. V. 

Grace Halderson 

Galesuille. Wis. 

Clyde Gillick 




Manual Arts Players. 

M. A.. Y. v." ( 

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rge strom: 
Carl ( sky 

Clarence Ali 



Just a glance at us. the Freshmen, will suffice to show that a mightier 
than the Class of "25" never entered Stout. 

We contributed men to both the Football and Basketball teams. Many 
of our number hold prominent places in the different organizations of the 

September found our men adorned in their Frosh caps of green and red. 
Our girls are proud to be the first wearers of the arm-bands. 

The Freshmen challenged the Sophomore men to a Tug-of-war. which 
took place October 1. As a result our men removed the red buttons from their 

The Freshmen girls invited the Sophomore girls to take part in a like 
Tug-of-war. and on October 1 2 the Sophomore girls enjoyed the water. I his 
meant the removal of the red from our arm-bands. 

On December 1. came the basketball game between the men of the two 
classes, but that time we wore the unfortunn: 

Before this volume goes to press other contests will have taken place in 
which we may win. and consequently we might avoid wearing the green in 


We. as a class, have been noted for our "Pep" and hope to show our 
spirit in the classroom and athletic affairs not only at Stout, but also in our 
professional lives. 

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J Weil 
L. Gotham 
I Wbitbeck 
A. Aarness 
A. Kappel 
E. Maki 
R. Johns 

C. Collins 

L Dean 

B. Johnson 

F : . I.und 

V. Thompson 

F. Krohn 

HI .ithrop 


E. Peckham 

M Anderson 

M Nokes 


G. l.ange 

M. l.appincn 


M M Rcbb 


M. ! 

J. Johnson 

O. Larson 

W. M 

H. Lukl 
F. Nelson 
H. Chase 
W. Spraguc 
I. Ekman 
E, Rumstv 


A. Scott 

W. Krucgcr 
W Iiedc 
R. Sowle 
P. M.mchncr 
! Nestc 

\\ Krohn 
I. Burrilt 
C. Fritz 

( Watson 
R H.urigan 
A Gerhardt 
K. Martin 

O Marking 




I reed v 




! Br 

i Mara 

W. Funk 

J. Brand void 

B. Carson 

< Mien 

Mrs. E. Ullrich 



A. Torrcsani 
R. Anderson 
M. McClorg 
E. Setter 

B. Spink 

.re it 
F. Nickel 
S. Stemsrud 

C. Krausc 
K. Sprague 
C. Spaeth 

H i-'reitdg 
A. Thocn 
S. Schuster 
J. Reno 
M. l.ambolcy 
F.. Gr 
S. Vanek 


A Jacobson 
M. Hammer 
ii Moore 
i McKowen 
R Newbury 

$<n do so*/ A*v«u>» 

U*t.' - 

6 ivvAj ^ yve dK 

Sotr * loo a, c K.'t 
Cow?*** I dck h*>t. 

' I Mogao 

M Humphrcv 

C. Gcrnctskv 

V. Temple 

A. Ponwith 

J. Milum 

E. Claude 

C. Carmichael 

J. Matusaurie 

H. Smith 

M Hubbard 

E. Chase 

G. Jackson 

R Steele 

G. Nockleby 

E. Goss 

G. Herman 

M. Galloway 

H I'esola 

L. Powers 

A. Johnson 



I. Olson 


D. Waag 

M Mussatio 

E. Whittier 

B. Simonson 

V Kraft 





^^ V^ 



■■B 4LS? 




Mcjiijiaid J. f R. Wfcd?rrnan H. Duffs- 

filmrfmcn M. Ward .^E. Ycnberg 

Recoct—' C. Abrams -^ V. Gowdy 

A. Stct/cr R. Anderson W. Tcrhcll 

G. Starr M Rather L. Kabot 

nker >rrest 


C v.i. atari .vi ivj 

,<v ' R Amundsorv G. Bu 

M, \ -C ready 

\v Modlec 

E. Terhcll 

A. Johnson 

H. Vecter 

B.Hollingsworth A. Scoville 

B.Carlson o^- oM ^U^X 

D. Foote J^X 

M. Whitbck 
B. Lundblod 

A. Hanzel 

R. Hennessy 



s! >"" 

a~~~ u . — *rifp*s 

D. Edgcrton 

I . Kuester 

Van Donk 

D. Hansen 

! Peterson 


E. Hahn 

A Torpv 

I . Norman 

E. Manistee 

H. Kolkind 

A. Hintzman 

E. Kretsch 

H. I.aYauguc 

G. Treweek 

D. Stein 

V Olescn 

A. Hecklinger 
P. Skinner 
L. De Guire 

A. Bergtold 

B. Skinner 


L. Gillis 
B. Kennedy 
M. Stemsrud 
L. Thompson 
G Knoblauch 
W. Richards 

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B. Grabcr G Hardy S. Bcrgin H.Ross J.Cody 

K. Burroughs A. Johnson L. Dobson 



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7"n «.f* r«M«t^A« m*. H-ttf wo £ r 3>.'c. 

w< «, 


Mildred A. Lentz John g. Ausman P. E. Rudiger 

Middy" "Jack" ' Rudic" 

Menomonie. '.'■. Eau Claire. W Menomonie. V. 

V W.C.A.. Sharps Smith Hughes. La oral Board. P. 

and Rats. Salic Club. D. A 


Duluth. Minn. 

Gertrude Richard Harvey 


Cadott. V. 
Ishpeming. Mich. 

Helen Enrhard 

Menomonie. Wis. 


Menomonie. Wit 


/ ,: ( r. SSI Wis. Menomonit, Wis. Menomonie. Wit 

Milwaukee. U 

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The Stout Square became a local chapter of the National Square and 
Compass organization on December 22. 192}. when Howard V. Funk the Na- 
tional Vice-President, with the aid of some Madison brothers, came up to Me- 
nomonie and officially made Stout a member of the National Organization. 

The Square and Compass was organized in The Stout Institute to pro- 
mote school interest, scholastic, athletic and social. The Stout Square was rep- 
resented in all branches of athletics and many of its members were letter men 
on their respective teams. This is not the only place that they have made a 
good showing. Many of its members stand high in scholarship and all of its 
members are doing everything they can for the social interests of the school. 

This is onlv a small item showing what The Stout Square is doing to 
maintain the high standard which it will continue to maintain as long as it 
is an organization at this institution. 



C. A. Bowman 
Faculty Advisor. 

George Abnet 
Ernest Ackerman 
Arthur Anderson 
Lloyd M. Benson 
Elmer R. Bohnert 
Robert Bryan 
W. H. Burkhart 
Wesley H. Dirks 
R. Gaerttner 
Wilbert Hefty 
Alfred C. Lamb 
Yick Langford 
G. F. Miller 
Edward J. Moe 
E. J. Neary 
Fritz G. Peterson 
Otto Quistorff 
J. E. Ray 
Ed. Schneller 
R. L. Schwanzle 
Arthur Sours 
H. C. Thayer 
L. G. Topliss 
R. L. Welch 
A. R. Wilson 
H. F. Good 

Province 1 

Brown University 

Clark University 

Cbrkson College of Technology 

Colgate University 

Columbia University 

St. Lawrence University 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

Washington and Jefferson College 

Province 2 

Emory University 

North Carolina State College 

Medical College of Virginia 

Washington and Lee University 

Province J 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute 

Howard College 

1 ouisiana State Unive: 

MiUsaps College 

Tulane University 

Vandcrbilt Univers 

Province 4 

University of Arkansas 

Dcs Moines University 

University of Illinois 

Missouri School of Mines 

University of Oklahoma 

University of Wisconsin 

Stout Institute 


University of Idaho 

of Washington 

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R. K. O. 

The R. K. O. Club was founded in the Fall of 1920 on Roosevelt's birth- 
During the four years that it has existed it has come to be one of the 
foremost school organizations. Practically every worthwhile activity of the 
school has one or more R. K. O. members. Among these may be mentioned, 
football, basketball, baseball, track. S. S A. Stoutonia Staff. Tower Staff. 
Manual Arts Players. Band. Glee Club, and Y. M. C A. One of the purposes 
of the club is to develop a high standard of scholarship amongst its members. 
Social gatherings are held fortnightly in the club rooms which helps foster a 
spirit of brotherhood and friendliness between students. The active members 

23 '24 follow. 


h. c. Thai 

R. F. Davis 
Max Win; 

h. 1.. Barclay 
J. H. Thorp 
Hugh Bi-tts 


Otto Si- I 

Faculty Advisor 



M. of C. 

Asst. M. of C. 

Asst. Librarian 


Frederick Si 

Harvard C. Smith 

Harvey G. B 


Otto S 

H. L. Barclay 

ard Richards 
Geo. Strombeck 

wer saeter 

E. R. Bohnert 
Giman Dahlen 

E Livers 
A. C. Lamb 
E. l.udtke 
Edward Moc 
Tom Richards 
Harvey Young 
Lawrence Chard 
Walter W. Tiede 
Franklin Krohn 

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"All our ambition is. we own 
To profit and to please unknown." 

The Menomin Club is an organization consisting of thirty-five picked 
men. and every man has been chosen for his merits in scholarship and athletics. 
Our aim is to establish a standard, in both scholarship and athletics, that will 
appeal to the "'Student Body" and the members of the "Faculty* - . 


D. W. Fields - 

E. O. McCul lough - - 
V. H. Lanning - 

J. L. Rue - 

R. M. Shields - 

Faculty Advisor 





C L. Abrams 

C Allen 

E. L. Bergren 

K. Burroughs 

E. M. Cady 

V. W. Carlson 

S. Caves 

W- H. Dirks 

C. Druley 

C. R. Fritz 

R. W. Gaerttner 

G. Gehler 


E. E. Graves 
J. W. Gould 
E. L. Hansen 
W. E. Hansen 
G. T. Jackson 
J. Johnson 
G. L. Kroening 
V. H. Lanning 
E. O. McCullough 
J. A. Mowers 

V. Olson 

F. Peterson 
L. Peterson 
J. L. Rue 
E. Schneller 
A. Scott 
R. M. Shields 
L. Smith 
S. C. Smith 
W. Terhell 
R. Weiderman 
L. Topliss 

J. Brandvold 
R. Healy 

A. Kriener 
J. A. Mattis 

G. G. Spaeth 

'Unity in Perfect Fellowship 





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Active members — 22 

P. S. B. CLUB 

Organized 1920 

Total membership — 67 

John Amos 
A. S. Chermack 
M. W. Cripe 
Percy Dodge 
A. E. Freeberg 
E. H. Funk 
William Funk 
A. M. Gundcrson 


G. J. Hardy 
A. A. Johnson 
Harold Knilans 
Milton Leander 
\Y. W. Moeler 
C. W. Newcomb 
Clifford Peterson 
M. E. Ridlington 

Henry Ross 
S. M. Rutlin 
R. W. Schwanzle 
K. F. Sheperdson 
Roy F. Smith 
Owen Wills 

Pledge: G. M. Swant 

R. L. Welch 

Faculty Advisor 

I P(/] 



The P. D. A. organized in 1921 to promote the scholastic, athletic, and 
social interests of its members. The club flourished this year, taking an active 
part in the welfare of its members and the welfare of the student body as a 

Placing school interest above all else, the P. D. A. supported all school 
movements with enthusiasm. Each call was answered by us. At least one man 
was represented in each branch of athletics and we took an unusually active in- 
terest in football, several important positions being filled by P. D. A. men. 
The Captain of the squad was also a member. Basketball attracted our at- 
tention and the P. D. A. five won the silver trophy with little effort, a perfect 
record of 1000 per cent being retained throughout the tournament. 

Scholarship plays an important part in the club, only students with an 
average of "M" and above are eligible to membership. As one of the smallest 
organizations in the school we take pride in maintaining the high standards we 
have set for ourselves. 

We have made ourselves a worthy home in the Heller block opposite the 
Industrial Arts Building. Our room is the most modern one occupied by a 
school club. 



Stout Chapter 

Organized ! 


Ruth Zuenert 
Mabel Spd 




Faculty Advisor 

Margaret Hammer 
Delpha Hanson 
Hope Lathrop 
Alice C row lev 
Mary Jane Boyd 
Irma Burritt 
Charlotte Wilkin 


Ruth Fields 
Helen Kuntz 
Marion Jones 
Mildred Baker 
Carrie Sanborn 
Hazel Dickenson 
a Frederickson 

Hilda Freitag 
Rose Humph res- 
Doris Waag 
Marie Vesper 
Nellie Schoonover 
Isobel Ekman 


Miss Meccalf 



Ruby Allen 

Loreen Jacobson 


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The Philomathcan Literary Society is an organization of thirty Stout 
girls whose aim is expressed by the name "Philomathcan ". which means "A 
love for higher learning". The pin bears the standard Philomathean emblem. 
As in other Philomathean societies the organization stands for what is best in 
scholarship and good fellowship and the members are chosen on that score. 

iMiss Skinner 
Esther Stratmoen 
Louise Glass 
Persis Hunt . 
Joyce Wood 

Faculty Advisor 






Harriet Froelich 
Virginia Breckwald 
Mildred Robinson 
Ester Moen 

Gudrun Anderson 
Doris Boss 
Wilma Barlow 
Dorothy Heald 


Thelma Leonard 
Dorothy Miller 
Anna Mae Fobes 
Louise Whitehurst 

Marion Arnston 
Marion Jehlen 
Blodwin Johns 

New members admitted for the Second Semester: 

Ruby Allen 
Edna Meshke 
Irene Braun 
Emme Vendberg 
Florence Bradley 

Margaret Humphreys 
Alice Kappel 
Helen Chase 
Verna Thompson 
Geraldine Trigg 

Margaret Hammer 
Carol Johnson 
Gertrude Lange 
Edna Peckham 


The Hyperian Society was organized March 19. 1923. for the purpose of 
studying social service work. Last September Miss Bisbey was elected to serve 
as faculty advisor and under her supervision the club has grown into a strong 

Last Christmas the girls gave a party for the needy children of the city. 
They have gained a wealth of knowledge of some of the modern social prob- 
lems. A very successful year is being looked forward to. 


Bertha Bisbey 
Mildred Baker 
Thelma Bly 
Hazel Dickenson 
Edna Digner 
Anna Forck 
Leona Fredrick son 
Ruth Field 
Lula Mae Garner 
Alice Hawkinson 
Catherine Hennes 
Dorothy Hobart 
Esther Honaas 

1<>24 ROLL CALL 

Kathaleen Hughes 
Harriet La Vague 
Sybil Lind 
Myrtle McNurlin 
Margaret Mowers 
Ruth Nelson 
Orpha Newman 
Mary Reid 
Alta Ross 
Anita Schaefer 
Gresielda Schmid 
Mable Spink 
Ruth Steele 

Emma Stelter 
Margaret Stemsrud 
Stella Stemsrud 
Clara Taylor 
Hilda Thurstan 
Mabel Unger 
Buryl Werner 
Roberta Wilbur 
Charlotte Wilken 
Fern Wurthman 
Ruth Zuepert 

I "g ) 

- - 

f**^*<*y - 6<s*^Z£' a d^i^c^t* — 

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Y. W. C. A. 

The Y. W. C. A. of The Stout Institute ranks high among the various school orgam/.i 
tions, both as to quality of its work, and the number of its members. This organization 
has for its purpose: 

1, To lead students to faith in God through Jesus Christ. 

To promote their growth in Christian faith and character, especially through the 
study of the Bible. 

To influence them to devote themselves in united effort with all Christians, in 
making the will of Christ effective in human society, and to extending the kingdom 
of God throughout the world. 

The active members and the Cabinet, composed of a President. Vice-president. Secretary. 
Undergraduate Representative, and the Chairmen of the eight committees and their advisors 
carry on the various activities. The Cabinet holds weekly meetings to discuss and act upon 
proceedings of the "Y." The Religious Meetings Committee has charge of the weekly religious 
meetings. Many of these meetings give the girls the opportunity of talking things over to- 
gether. The spirit shown in the meetings has been very good. A Phillipino student from 
Macalester College spoke to the association at one meeting. 

The Bible Study Committee has charge of the Bible study work and organizes study 
classes in connection with the various churches- 

The World Fellowship Committee has done splendid work in raising funds by the sale 
of candy. The money raised by this committee goes toward the support of a Girls" Work 
Secretary in Japan. Besides this project the "Y" aids in the support of the National organi- 
zation, and sends delegates to the Geneva Conference. 

Other important committees are Membership whose work is to secure new members; 
Publicity, which mikes posters for all Y" activities and has charge of the bulletin board: 
Social Service Committee, whose members aid the poor by giving Thanksgiving, Christmas. 
and Easter baskets, clothing, flowers, and cheer; and more than this, aims to impress the girls 
with the example of the Spirit of Service which Our Master taught us. 

The Undergraduate Representative is the connecting link between our National and 
local association. 

The Y. W. C. A. seeks to aid in the social life of the school and this phase of work 
is taken care of by the Social Committee. The annual Mixer Picnic and Kid Party were 
the result of the work of this group. 

The 1923-4 Cabinet equipped the kitchenette on the third floor of the gymnasium, which 
is used and appreciated by all of th* girls' organizations. 

Every member of the Stout Y. W. C. A. should be proud of her association for it ranks 
high among the associations of the smaller colleges. A great honor was bestowed upon the 
organization, when at the Geneva Conference, one of our delegates was elected to the National 
Student Council. This council is composed of twenty-three students and secretaries from 
Wisconsin, Michigan. Illinois. Iowa, Minnesota. North and South Dakota, and Indiana. 

The association was represented at the International Student Volunteer Convention at 

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THE Y. M, C. A. 

The Stoat Y. M. C A. was organized for the following purposes: to lead students to 
a faith in God through Jesus Christ, to promote their growth in Christian faith, especially 
through the study of the Bible: to lead them into membership and service in the Christian 
church; to challenge them in united effort to make the will of God effective in human K> 
and extend His Kingdom throughout the world. 

Although their ranks were very much depleted through graduation of old members, 
this year has seen the addition of many new members, making ihe "Y" stronger than before. 

Service for others is one of the outward signs of a Christian. The "Y" aims to be of 
service both to its members and to the school through its religious, social and educational 

A number of activities have been put on jointly with the Y. W. C. A, Among these 
are: the handbook given to all new students and the annual mixer picnic. The "Y" is serving 
the student body as well as the people of the community through an employment bureau. 

The Y. M. C. A. now has a permanent meeting place on the third floor of the gym- 
nasium. The meetings arc held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month and are 
usually preceded by a luncheon. 

This year the "Y" sent Mr. Elvers as a delegate to the Older Boys Conference at Wausau. 

The "Y" has proven its worth. Every member an active member means success for the 
Stout Y. M, C. A. Boost the * Y." 


H. F. Good 





R. Simonson 

H. Bergner 




L. Barclay 

E. Graves 





L. H. Nicholas 





V. Elvers 




Van Allen 

O. Steffenson 





Ed. Richards 





V. Hackbart 





G. Treweek 





W. Krueger 



Ole Moe 

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Robfrta Wilbur 
Gladys Gilligan 
Annette Bruz 
Miss Ruth Klein 




Faculty Advisor 

The Marquette Club is a society composed of Catholic young women of 
The Stout Institute. Its purposes are to promote the common interests of its 
members: to create a spirit of friendship among the students by giving them a 
means of becoming better acquainted with one another: and to promote the 
social and other activities of the school. 

A mixer picnic was held early in the fall with the La Salle Club which 
was a means of getting acquainted, and at Hallowe'en the clubs cooperated in 
giving a dance which is now an annual affair. 

The club is active in philanthropic and missionary work and money was 
raised for these purposes by a successful bazaar held before Christmas. 

Regular meetings are held twice a month. 

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The La Salle Club was organized October 17. 1921. The aim of the 
club is to endeavor to aid in promoting good fellowship, and to develop initia- 
tive, and cooperation among its members and the school. The club enrollment 
is U. 


J. E. Garity 
A. Pettinelly 
D. Hennessy 
H. A. Link 
H. M. Hanson 



Recording Secretary 

Financial Secretarv 

Faculty Advisor 

Ausman. J. 
Bergen. S. 
Cummings A 
Everett. W. 
Eustice. R. 
Feist. M. 
Flynn. W. B. 
Fugena. M. 
Green. W. 
Gillus. L. 
Gellick. C. 
Garity. J. E. 


Glennon. J. 
Graber. B. 
Habian. M. 
Harrigan. R. 
Hanzel. A. 
Hennessy. D. 
Kavanaugh. A. 
Link. H. A. 
Libowski. E. 
Matusewic, J. 
Marking. O. 
Maxwell. V, 

Marschner. P. 
Mussatto. M. 
Norman. L. 
Nelson. A. 
Powers. R. 
Pettinelly. A. 
Radle. L. W. 
Rudiger. P. 
Schmitz. L. 
Torresiana. A. 
Wester. J. 

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Last year, when Mr. Nehson came to visit Stout for the first time, he saw 
the great need of better organization of the student body and the faculty. At 
that time he did not know quite how this problem was to be met but as time 
went on he decided on the organization of the Stout Student Association. The 
plan he presented to the facultv. who acted upon it favorably. 

At Stout things had begun to get settled for the year when this plan was 
submitted. Some of the outstanding features of the plan were: The S. S. A. 
was to haw four officers, and also four committees which, with the help of fac- 
ulty advisors, would decide all questions concerning student affairs of any na- 
ture. A blanket fee was charged for a ticket which not only covered all student 
activities, both athletic and social, but did so at one half the cost charged for 
such activities during previous years. This also allowed the following organi- 
zations. The Athletic Associations. The Lyceum. The Stoutonia. The Glee 
Clubs. The Band, and The Manual Arts Plawrs. which are members of the 
association to have money at the beginning of the school year. The student 
body saw at a glance what a splendid proposition this was and voted heartilv 
for it. Nominations were then made for officers by petition and the election 
was held by casting ballots at the polls. The following officers were elected: 
A. C. Lamb, president: Pauline Lillick. vice-president: E. O. McCullough. treas- 
urer: and Louise Whitehurst. secretary. 

The S. S. A. was soon in good running order with offices in the Red 
Cross Room in the H. E. Building. Each officer was assigned various duties 
and things proceeded smoothly. The association began at that time to make 
plans for the Homecoming on November the third. The entire school co- 
operated splendidly and everyone helped make the Homecoming of 1923-24 
the biggest ever held at Stout. Invitations were mailed to former Stout gradu- 
ates asking them to return and special invitations were sent to former "S" men 
including a free ticket to the dance and game. 

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Friday night the fun began. The S. S. A. dance in the gym attracted a 
huge and motley crowd. Old graduates. Superior men. students and faculty 
mixed gaily to the tune of the Badger Royal Orchestra. The pep meeting on 
Saturday was one never to be forgotten. To the loud and lively strains of the 
band and the splendid yelling were added some clever and original stunts. The 
climax came when the football men were introduced individually and were 
greeted by cheer after cheer. After the pep meeting the assembly adjourned to 
the cafeteria where the annual Homecoming Banquet was held. The parade 
at two o'clock was a huge pep instilling frolic from start to finish. Starting 
at the gym it took a varied route and finally ended up at the fair grounds. It 
was led by President Nelson and embodied floats and stunts of every descrip 
tion. Although Superior beat Stout on the football field the game was in no 
way a failure for it demonstrated how much enthusiasm and spirit Stout could 
back her team with. The game was followed by another S. S. A. dance in 
the gymnasium where little favors in the form of "Hello'' books were given to 
the guests. The Homecoming was crowned by the M. A. P. splendid per 
formance and the huge bonfire. So passed the biggest and best Homecoming 
ever held at Stout Institute. 

It is not often that the S. S. A. can have the inspiration of such a success 
ful Homecoming to carry them on. Most of their work must be done in the 
everyday life of Stout, making mistakes and correcting them yet ever working 
for perfection. The S. S. A. is an organization of the school and for the 
school and it is only when the entire school cooperates and supports it that it 
will reach its highest prowness and success. 

Louise Whitfhurst. Secretary 

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Persis Fort Smith, Arkansas 

Perm stands for "Pete." pep. personality, popularity, and Presi- 
dent of the Hall. 

CATHERINE Birmingham, Alabama 

A red -headed pichaninny from "Way Down Upon the Swanee 
River. " 

Nan Jean 

From the town of tin tickers and gold repeaters. 
Physically in Menomome — mentally in Oklahoma. 

Elgin, Illinois 

Phyllis Galesville, Wisconsin 

This type thought to be descended from a wolf because of her 
ravenous appetite. Prominent on the "eats" committee of the 

Y. W. C. A. 

WHITEHURST LOUISE Savannah. Georgia 

Difficulties? — Pay em no more attention than a steeple jack 
does a fool stool. 

Hobart Dorothy Lake Crystal, Minnesota 

It's nice to be natural when you're naturally nice. 

DAHLEN MYRTLE Coon Valley, Wisconsin 

Myrtle U the permanent vine decorating our Hall. 

Watson Clarice Elgin. Illinois 

'7 just love work. It fascinates me. I can sit for hours and 
look at a pile of it," 

VENBERG EMMA Eveleth. Minnesota 

Emma's still over-weight. Did you say stepping was good fot 


MESHKE Edna D. Faribault. Minnesota 

The 7:00 A. M. bell of the Hall. 

SKINNER BETTY Brodhead. Wisconsin 

A pluce known as Brodhead at the crossings of Route 11 and 

Route 11 on the Wisconsin Highway. 

Brown Elinor Riverside. Illinois 

Our pretty hairdresser, marceller. and modiste. 

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RUBY Spooner, Wisconsin 

Our future lawyer. Site sure can argue — when there i$n't any- 
thing to argue about. 



MARIE Tomah. Wisconsin 

Letter-writing— -a fascinating pastime. 

Catherine Aberdeen, South Dakota 

The comedian of the Hall. 

DOROTHY Elgin. Illinois 

Life worth titling is the uncertainty of what mag happen next. 

CARM1CHAEL CELESTES Little Rock. Arkansas 

Our latest acquisition, came late end always lute-— but the 
usually makes up lost time. 

THELMA Birmingham. Alabama 
Never judge a book by its coier. 

Florence Madison, Wisconsin 

( harm blooms in rare profusion. 

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The wind howled and shrieked outside: the snow fell faster and thicker, 
the furies were alive and reigning that night, but all seemed quiet within. The 
Spirit, moving restlessly back and forth, peeked in the windows on all sides of 
this large gray building. It seemed to be doubtful of something and as it 
looked through the windows occasionally muttered to itself. — at one window 
it laughed. — at the next window it sighed. — again, it spoke softly and lov- 

I became impatient and then angry because of its strange conduct. Again 
and again. I asked why it was moved thus. It was in a state of desperation 
when finally the Spirit turned to me and said. "The living room is empty, the 
girls are in their own rooms, and we can talk there undisturbed." W'onder- 
inglv I was led through the door, the Spirit noiselessly opening and closing it 
so as to prevent any of the storm entering. 

The fire in the fire-place was burning low and the only other light came 
through the transoms of the rooms surrounding this room. As I came in. I 
exclaimed at the lovlincss and attractiveness of she room, but the Spirit warned 
me with a 'Hush*! Still I could not keep from gazing around me. — the 
place looked so cheery and homelike. I marvelled at the beautiful rugs and 
the Spirit seeing the direction of my gaze said. "Yes. indeed, those are most 
beautiful Wilton rugs. I have warned the girls through their preceptress never 
to dance on them and wear them out. The girls have heeded this warning 1 
see." Then it quietly led me to a chair before the fire-place and as I became 
warm it said. "I am the Spirit of the Annex. Now I will answer your ques- 
tions and not leave you in mystery any lor 

These are some of the secrets it told me that night. 

"You heard me speak words of commendation. — that was when I passed 
Ruths and Griselo>'s room. They were conscientiously studying as all Stout 
girls must. 

"You heard me sigh — that was when I passed Fern's room, where she as 
President was giving one of her series of lectures to the other members of the 
Man Hating Society". It is not right to kill romance in the bud. 

"You saw me shake my head as I passed the window looking into Gladys 
and Marion's room. Gladys had a pair of scissors in one hand all the while 
coaxing Marion to be allowed to cut Marion's hair. Too bad Marion wont 
give up. I'll tell you what. — when the Annex opened in the fall only 20 
girls had their hair bobbed, now only 16 have long hair, except the practice 
teachers who keep theirs in little boxes in their bureau drawers. 

"You saw me smile as I passed Margie's room. She was concentrating — 
not on Psychology — but on a little green book entitled How Fat People Can 
Grow Thin.' " 

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Many similar tales the Spirit told me. too numerous to relate on this page, 
before it went on to give me a brief story of life in this big gray house. It 
said. '"Christmas will always be remembered by these Annex girls. The week 
before their vacation was a busy one for all. and on the last Thursday even- 
ing their plans terminated in a most delightful time for all the dormitory girls. 
After dinner was served, the girls congregated around one of the big pine trees 
in front of the Hall which had been lighted for the occasion. Here they joined 
hands with the preceptresses and marched around the tree singing Christmas 
carols, and imparting freely to each other of the Christmas spirit. Then Santa 
Claus came and delivered the gifts, one for each girl. The call of 'Eats'' came 
from within the Hall and as nothing more was going on outside, the girls 
marched in and were served to ice cream, cakes, and candy. The orchestra 
vd for a while and wherever there was floor space, girls danced. At eight 
o'clock the party broke up as then it was time to go to the basketball game." 

As the Spirit finished. I was thoroughly convinced that the Annex was a 
most homelike place, with its large family of girls and matron mother. Miss 
! eedon. 

The lights above the transom had gone out by this time, and also the fire 
in the fire-place. Complete darkness enveloped us. All was quiet. I looked 
up — behold the Spirit had melted away into the darkness. I was left alone. 

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L — stands for Lynwood Hall. 

The home of sixty girls — some big. some small. 

Y — stands for the endless eternal question. 

Why are there study hours? Let me make a suggestion. 
Why does the operator now know "548"? 
Why is it some girls always scamper in late? 

N — stands for the nonsense that prevails at the Hall. 
Some of it's human — some, no sense at all. 

W — stands for industry — pardon me — work! 
If it isn't a blouse, or a dress, it's a skirt. 

O — stands for oranges and olives for feeds. 

O — r perhaps for the Orpheum. a change everyone needs. 

D — stands for the darlings that Jive in our Hall. 
Bless their dear hearts — we love one and all! 

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ONLY RULE: One foot on the floor, grab with both hands but be sure to 
hold your watch. 


ART FREEBERQ — Came to breakfast once. 
CLARENCE NewcOMB — Always finished first. 
BLD CARSON — Silence goes further. 

Art GUNDERSON — True Blue. 

BlI.I. HILL — Arizona Bill. 

Bui EVERE i i Peg My Heart. 

ED Moi — Come and get it men. 

MlLT SKYRUD — Comes Smiling Through. 

Felix Schmidt — Never sous much. 1 
Axil Johnson — Last one to leave. 

GlLMAN DAHLEN— A/uac/s late. "StOutonta 

Pi RCY DODGE — Trombone Pete. 

BOB SHIELDS — Always has one date, a slandina one. 

LORRIE CHARD— //OUM of David victim. 

Bill I INK Farmer's brother. 

Oil: MOE — Looking for Blanche. 

Elvis Funk — // isn't ivhat uou do. 

Ldward— Reserve Thy Judament. 

MORRIS CRIPE — Rubber King's sonm-laiv. 

Roy Smith — And she was camptui 
Tom Bi.ackney — / live at l.ynwood. 

OWEN WILLS — Wanted some sugar. 

Mw Winter — Survivor of four years. 

SAM SORUM — Sorry you left us. 

WALT MOELLER — Remember who you are writing to. 

TONY CHERMAK -Iheu alwayi spell mu name wrong. 

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"When the elevator isn't running. 
Use the stairs.'' 

In September. 1923. the Girls* Glee Club was organized as the Sharps 
and Flats, although the organization dates back to 1917. With persistent and 
efficient leadership, the girls made steady headway towards their goal. 

Among the first events the club took active part in was the Homecoming 
celebration. The float was a characteristic representation of the Sharps and 
Flats. We liked it. didnt you? 

Later on we had our party in the gymnasium where not only the members 
but also their guest enjoyed a very pleasant evening. 

February 15. the girls had a very clever entertainment. "The Frills and 
Frolics."' which proved to be a great success. Clowns, cakewalkers. powder 
puffs. Mr. and Mrs. Valentino. Little Eva. and Topsy. and others were all 
wonderfully represented to make up the charming whole. 

One Thursday a program was given in the assembly. Other programs 
were at the Womans Club, and at the Vesper services in the Congregational 
Church. The success of these entertainments was due to our capable leader. 
Miss Gilkerson. through whose untiring effort the club work has been most 
enjoyable and worth while. To Miss Phillips, our faculty advisor, who was 
always with us. we want to express due appreciation. Miss Walsh was unani- 
mously voted by the girls an honorary member. Her interest has been an 
encouragement to us. < 

The girls can truthfully say that they have spent many pleasant hours not 
only at the entertainments but at the rehearsals as well. 

Here's to the Sharps and Flats. 

The club we'll not forget: 
Here's to the old songs 

Like "Sympathy" we met. 

Here's to the piano 

Which obeyed Dolores' touch: 
And here's to Miss Gilkerson 

To whom we owe so much. 


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The S. M. A. Society, organized in 1922. 
has developed remarkably during its two 
years of existence at Stout. The main inter- 
est of the organization is the appreciation of 
music and many activities along this line 
have been carried on. In December. 1923. 
the members of the organization motored to 
Eau Claire to hear the San Carlo Opera Com- 
pany in "Madame Butterfly.' 

An extensive program for this year and 
next has been arranged. The guidance and 
co-operation of Miss Muriel Brasie. who is 
faculty advisor, have aided greatly the suc- 
cess of the organization during the pas: year. 


Laurentia Marvick - 
Dolores Landmark 
Phyllis Sacia 

Ma rim Taylor 

Irene Beardsley 
Gertrude Carson 
Alice Crowley 
Emma De Biasi 
Martha Gunther 
Mildred Holstein 

Ruth Amundson 
Enid Baysinger 
Eleanor Brown 
Elizabeth Goss 

Old Members 

Dolores Landmark 
Laurentia Marvick 
Lillian Ollila 
Florence Plondke 
Dorothy Quilling 
Mable Reinig 

New Members 



Erna Reyonlts 
Phyllis Sacia 
Nan Jean Sheperd 
Esther Swenby 
Marie Taylor 
Marie Yerper 

Dorothy Hellberg Mable Satre 

Catherine McLaughlin Gertrude Tennyson 

Mildred Nokes Clarice Watson 
Mary Margaret Rebb 

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OFFICERS OF 1923-1924 

R. F. Davis 
E. Richards - 
H. Bergner 
V. H. Lanning 
Mrs. H. F. Good 
Mr. H. F. Good 


Vice President 

Secretary and Treasurer 




Through the efficient leadership of Mr. Good, the men at Stout have had 
the opportunity to develop their musical talent, and to enjoy a number of con- 
cert trips to the nearby towns. 

The membership this year includes the following: 

Mr. H. F. Good 
Mrs. H. F. Good 

First Tenor Second Tenor 

C. Allen 
J. F. Bartlett 
H. L. Barclay 
G. L. Kroening 
A O. Strand 
F. H. Sheldrew 

R. F. Davis 
A. Gunderson 
L. Norman 
J. E. Rav 
F. Van Allen 
O. W. Wills 


G. S. Strombeck F. Schmidt 

First Bass 
J. E. Co 
S. Klevav 
L. C. Maves 
E. Richards 
R. W. Vesperman S. J. Sorum 
H. Waffle 
H. Smith 

Second Bass 
H. G. Bergner 
A. N. Johnson 
V. H. Lanning 
J. Mattes 

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Organized September. 1922 

A. R. Wilson 



Elmer R. Bohnert 
J. E. Ray - 
Sanford Rutlin 
M. L. Schrock 
Earland E. Graves 

Business Manager 


E. R. Bohnert 
J. E. Ray 
Otis Saeter 
S. Rutlin 
C. E. Drulcv 
A. Kavanaugh 
I.. A. Chard 
M. Anderson 

L. A. Forest 

A. Scott 
Percy Dodge 
W. O. Everett 

Tenor Saxophone 

F. G. Peterson 

Clarini rs 

Selmer Saeter 
J. A. Mattis 
Ira iMadden 
J. T. Bartlett 

Arthur Torresani 

C- Melody Saxophone 
A. Pettinelly 
R. W. Burgett 
Miss Elvera Krersch 

H. A. Link 
Miss Lucile Dean 

Bert Krohn 

Baritone Saxophone 
O. L. Duffin 

Soprano Saxophom 
A. R. Sours 

E Flat Bass 
Kenneth James 

Arthur Reppe 
E. L. Ackerman 
G. Hardy 

Alto Saxophones 
M. L. Schrock 
H. G. Bergner 
Raymond Sowle 

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Ruby Allen 
Gertrude Carson 
Lulu Mae Garner 
Lydia Gauvin 
Hazel Gempler 
Gladys Gilligan 
Louis Gillis 
Emma Griesse 
Mette Innenfeldt 
Amelia Barker 
Wilma Barlow 
Enid Baysinger 
Gerald Baysinger 
Harvey Bergner 
Marion Belts 

Margaret Skinner 


Hugh Bens 
Virginia Breckwald 
Leona Fredrickson 
Albert Hanzel 
Dorothy Heald 
Mildred Holstcin 
Alfred Johnson 
Ruth C. Klein 
Laurentia Marvick 
Thomas Richards 
Milton Ridlington 
Mildred Robinson 
Sanford Rutlin 
Fred Tanck 
Dolores Landmark 

Associate Members 

Flora Snowden 
Ruth Philips 

Victor Lanning 
Henry Link 
Sybil Lind 
Fredrick Shelldrew 
Alma Smith 
Harvey Smith 
Arthur Sours 
George Strom beck 
Harvey Waffle 
Joseph Wester 
Roberta Wilbur 
Irene Braun 
Esther Moen 
Florence Plondke 
Russel BrOWe 

Muriel Brasie 

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1923-24 marks the third year of the Manual Arts Players. Stout's dra- 
matic club. This year has been an especially active one. Early in the fall a 
try-out was held and twenty-two new members were taken into the organiza- 
tion. The number of performances was increased, and thesis credit was offered 
to Sophomores who had been active in the various phases of the work. A 
scries of talks on the producing of amateur plays was given to the thesis group. 

The first performance. "To the Ladies.*' a modern three act comedy, was 
given during homecoming week. This was followed in December by the 
Christmas pantomime. "The Doctor of Lonesome Folk." Another long play 
and a group of one act plays concluded the work of the M. A. P. for the 
year 1923-24. 

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To The Ladies by Kaufman and Connelly was the home-coming and 
first performance of the year presented by the Manual Arts Players. This play- 
seemed an especially happy choice for such an occasion. 

The play tells the story of the business struggle of Leonard Beebe. a rather 
ordinary chap, who is a clerk in the office of a piano manufacturer. Although 
Beebe is tactless, he is successful because of the management of his clever little 
wife Elsie, of course Leonard does not admit that his success is due to his 
wife — at least not at first. To The Ladies is Barries What Every Woman 
Knows in a lighter vein and in an American setting. The following members 
of the Manual Arts Players presented the play: 

Elsie Beebe 
Leonard Beebe 
John Kincaid 
Mrs. Kincaid 
Chester Mullin 
Tom Baker 
A Truckman 
Another Truckman 
A Photographer 
A Stenographer 
A Barber 
A Bootblack 

Amelia Barker 

George Strombeck 

Frederick Sheldrew 

Ruby Allen 

Joseph Wester 

Louis Gillis 

Tom Richards 

Albert Hanzel 

Harvey Waffle 

Tom Richards 

Enid Baysinger 

Milton Ridlington 

Hugh Betts 

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A Christmas pantomime. The Doctor of Lonesome Folk, by Louise Arm- 
strong, was the second production presented by the players. The theme of 
the story is not a new one. but it is given in a quaint, unique manner. In the 
Doctor we find a new and refreshing Christmas character who gives the Christ- 
mas message to all the Lonesome Folk who pass by the door of his queer 
little house. 

The fact that the idea was presented in pantomime gave the actors an 
unusual opportunity to show their ability. As a whole this charming play 
in five scenes showed the players in the most difficult and perhaps the most 
artistic vehicle they have ever used. 

The cast was as follows: 

One Who Knows the Doctor 

The Policeman - 

The Thief 

The Ragged Girl 

I he Gossip 

The Husband 

The Wife 

The Dancer 

The Man About Town 

The Poet .... 

The Newsboy 

The Miser 

I he Mother Whose Child Had 

I he Doctor of Lonesome Folk 
At the Piano 

Russcl Browc 

Harvey Bergner 

Henry Link 

Lydia Gauvin 

Dolores Landmark 

Victor Lanning 

Gertrude Carson 

Sibyl Lind 

Gerald Baysinger 

Sanford Rutlin 

Lulu Mac Garner 

Arthur Sours 

Gone Away 
Leona Frederickson 

Hugh Betts 

Laurentia Marvick 

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The third number on the years program of the Manual Arts Players was 
A. A. Milne's clever and poetic" comedy. The Romantic Age. Melisande. the 
romantic heroine, longs for the olden days of romance and scorns the love of 
an ordinary chap who thinks, talks, and dresses like everv other fellow. By- 
chance she meets the prince of her dreams in the woods. He is dressed in blue 
and gold exactly as she dreamed he would be. When he appears at her home. 
later, however, he is "just like every other fellow" until he convinces her that 
romance may be found anywhere even in housekeeping. The ideals of the 
play were especially in keeping with the ideals of The Stout Institute. 

The players were: 

Henry Knovcle 

Mary Knowle 

Melisande, their daughter 

Jane, their r. 

Bobby, a guest 

( urease Mallory 


Gentleman Susan 

Milton Ridlington 

Emma Griesse 

Dolores Landmark 

I.aurentia Marvick 

l.loyd Benson 

Victor Lanning 

Marion Belts 

Harvey Smith 

Wilma Barlow 

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Arthur Anderson 
Hester Hurley 
r. l. schwanzle 
r. w. vesperman 
V. L. Langford 
Kenneth James - 
Persis Hunt 
Herbert F. Smith 
Marion Arntson 
Ken Shepardson 
John L. Rue 
Mildred Robin 
Esther Moen 
Harvard Smith 
Elizabeth Kerr 
Otto Schellinger 
Margaret Rebb 
Eva Scantleburg 
C. W. Hague 


Associate Editor 

Business Manager 

Assistant Business Manager 

Advertising Manager 

Assistant Advertising Manager 

Organization Editor 

Assistant Organization Editor 

Art Editor 

Assistant Art Editor 

Athletic Editor 

Assistant Athletic Editor 


Assistant Photographer 

Humor Editor 

Assistant Humor Editor 


Faculty Advisor 

Faculty Advisor 

Enid Baysinger 

Harriett Froclich 

Martha Gunther 

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The school and especially the Stoutonia Staff keenly felt the loss of the 
Editor-in-Chief. Herschel Mason, who died in October. 1923. He was a bril- 
liant and efficient man and his death left a real vacancy. 

The Stoutonia is edited by the Editorial Staff under the supervision 
of D. W. Fields, and printed by the Mechanical Staff under the supervision 
of C. W. Hague. This paper keeps a weekly record of the doings and mis- 
doings of the school. 

There have been many movements fostered by the Stoutonia for the school 
as a whole. First, the plans for installing tennis courts which were started 
last year were completed in May. 1923. The extensive use of the courts 
since then has proved that they have been beneficial. The next move was for 
the equipment of the Men's Club Room and with the co-operation of other 
organizations the plans were realized in the early part of the semester. The 
third step was by no means unimportant for it was the working over «ind 
greatly improving the general tone of the paper. This was accomplished by- 
many hours of hard work on the part of every one concerned. It wasn't all 
hard work though because once in awhile the meetings were varied by a good 
peppy "feed." 

Under direction of David W. Fields 


Carl Gernetzky 
Harriet Froelich 
Russell Harrigan 
Lydiamae Everett 
Mary Jane Boyd ( 
A- E. Melby 
Helen Diamond 
G. L. Kroemnc. 
Paul Huber 
Clara Taylor 
Blanche Spink - 
Alma Smith 
Arthur Reppe 
Harvard Smith 
E. Bergren 


Associate Editor 

News Editor 

Assistant News Editor 

Assistant News Editor 

1st Sem.) Organization Editor 

Assistant Organization Editor 

Local Buzz Editor 

Assistant Local Buzz Editor 

Industrial Arts Editor 

Household Arts Editor 

Asst. Household Arts Editor 

Literary Editor 

Sporting Editor 




Under direction of C. W. Hague. Printing Instructor 

M. L. SHROCK - - Business Manager 

HELEN SMITH Assistant Business Manager 

BOB SHIELDS (1st Sem.) - Advertising Manager 

JOHN Dahl (2nd Sem.) - Advertising Manager 

EDWARD CLAUDE - Assistant Advertising Manager 

V. W.M. CARLSON Circulation Manager 

WILLIAM Funk - Assistant Circulation Manager 

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Few of us realize the importance of a mechanical staff. If we examine 
our own mechanical staff, we would find that it is closely united with the 
Stoutonia. If we were to put that organization aside, no longer would we 
look at the Hither and Thither"' column or any other column of the Stout- 
onia. The mechanical staff does not receive the glory that other organizations 
do throughout the year, but when the members are candidates for teaching 
positions they are awarded a certificate of practical experience. 

The staff is organized at the beginning of the school term. The mem- 
bers arc chosen from advanced printing classes to serve for a period of several 
weeks. From time to time new members relieve those who have served their 
term so that all may have had the opportunity to become acquainted with the 
mechanical operation of a paper. Each member of the staff acts as foreman for 
one week. It is the foreman's duty to see that the paper is published and to 
direct the work of the other members during his term. 

The mechanical staff is divided into two groups, one functioning in the 
way of make-up and press work, and the other as compositors. The latter 
group consists of students taking machine composition on the Intertype and 
Linotype machines. 

The major part of the work is done outside class time. Evenings after 
school and Wednesday and Thursday from seven until ten o'clock. 

The staff under the direction of Mr. Hague has shown considerable co-op- 
eration and the members deserve much credit and praise for the work they have 

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Smith Sanborn 






The purposes and duties of the Athletic Council are: to formulate and 
direct the athletic policy of the school, to encourage all forms of physical activi- 
ties, to encourage and control intercollegiate athletics, and to confer all awards 
of letters, emblems, and monograms. 

The faculty representatives are generally appointed by the President of 
The Stout Institute, and two representative students are elected by each class, 
one from each department. 


F. H. Sheldrew 
Robbrta Wilbur 
GiiORGE F. Miller 


Clyde A. Bowman Edith Sleeper George F. Miller 

Seniors Juniors 

Max Winter 

Carrie Sanborn 


Roberta Wilbur 
Louie Smith 

Una Mae Krebs 
F. H. Sheldrew 

Fresh mi n 

Helen Vctter 
Victor Oleson 

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Harry Boettcher. Captain 

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■on Johnson Hn'nn Smith Knilnn* Winter* Terh*ll Cbtraweh Smith Hutwr 

Btno. mar Moellcr Drulv Bwttet Dumn Hnim-I 

I'cter*.n Tanck J»ck»on Korttchvr OUt on Ijippin«n I.udkc Crnber 

The following received the official "S" : 

A. Jls 

n. Werner 
F. Tanck 
H. Knilans 
C. Druley 

F. Peterson 
H. Scott 
C. Peterson 
A. Bensen 


G. Jackson 
M. Winters 


M. Lappinan 
E. Hahn 

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With two letter men. three subs, and a lot of ambition, the first call was 
given for football early, nineteen candidates reporting at Lake Chetek one 
week before the opening of school. Coaches Miller. Neary. and Fields, put 
the squad through their paces, and development was rapid. At the opening 
of school, fifty candidates were outfitted and reported for work. Fundamentals 
were stressed the first two weeks, and the squad rounded into shape as rapidly 
as possible for the opening game. 

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The first game of the season was with the veteran Macalester College of 
the Minnesota Conference. This team had no trouble in scoring 13 points 
during the first half. Stout being on the defensive much of the time. In the 
last half. Stout opened up and carried the fight to the opponents but lacked 
the punch to put the ball across. At the close of this game, it was easily seen 
that difficulties loomed ahead for the team on account of lack of experience. 


In the only victorious game of the season. Stout ran riot over the Third 
Infantry of Fort Snelling. The line opened holes well, the tackling was 
unusually good, and our field generals used their heads effectively. 


The first conference game of the season took place at Stevens Point. From 
the first kick off to the last whistle. Stout completely outplayed their opponents 
and yet could not score. In three downs. Stout carried the ball to the Points 
5 yard line only to lose it by penalties. 


Cheered by the good work of the team up to this time, and the improve- 
ment shown from game to game, a large crowd of fans motored to River Falls 
for the second conference game. A completed forward pass, an intercepted 
pass, and a drop kick proved the undoing of our team. Although disappointed, 
the team and followers were well satisfied with the game and glad to acknow- 
ledge that a better team had won. 


On a wet field and in a drizzling rain. St. John's got the jump on Stout, 
scoring within the first three minutes as a result of a fumble. During the 
remainder of the game Stout carried the battle to their opponents, making eight 
first downs to the visitors* three. In the third quarter, a pass from Werner to 
Knilans was completed and goal kicked, bringing the score up to 7-6. During 
the closing minutes of the game. St. John's completed another pass for the 
deciding goal of the game. 

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All the enthusiasm and pep that had been accumulating for a month broke 
loose at the gigantic pep meeting held Saturday morning, for the Homecoming 
game with Superior. Not even the terriffic defeat in the afternoon dampened 
the day's festivities. Superior completely outclassed Stout in every stage of 
the game and was able to score two touchdowns in each quarter, except the 
third, when for a short time Stout made a determined stand. 


Taking revenge for the many defeats received at the hands of Stout. St. 
Mary's came to the front and won the closing game of the season. Inability 
to stop the fleet footed backs of the visitors, was responsible for the loss. The 
first half closed 13-0. In the last half. Coach Miller threw every man on the 
squad into the game, thus giving many who had watched most of the games 
from the sidelines all season, a chance to participate. 

In the final period. Scott carried the ball across for Stout's lone touchdown. 

At the close of the season, a banquet was given for the team, and letters 
awarded. Speeches by President Nelson. Mr. Bowman. Coach Neary. and 
Miller preceded the presentation. The line of thought that ran through all 
the talks was. that although from the standpoint of games won and lost, the 
season was a failure, yet the team was not without honor, for they gave their 
best, played a clean straight game and never quit. The spirit of the squad was 
remarkable. Despite defeats on a Saturday, a full squad would be on hand for 
practice Monday, ready for work. After letters had been awarded. A. Olson of 
Tomah was elected Captain for the 1924 team. 

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Football camp opened at Lake Chetek. September second. The nine- 
teen candidates and three coaches made the fifty mile trip by auto without acci- 
dent and arrived with a hearty appetite, ready for work on the morrow. 

Outers Paradise Resort, where the camp was held, was ideally located for 
the work in hand. Situated on beautiful Lake Chetek. a body of water more 
than ten miles long, the men were housed in three cottages and had their meals 
at the hotel. A large field next to the camp served admirably for training pur- 
poses. About five hours per day were devoted to field work, after which the 
squad was at liberty. Many were attracted to the nearby summer resorts, oth- 
ers engaged in swimming, boating, and fishing. All present voted the week en- 
joyable as well as profitable. 

The following made the trip: 

L. Peterson I Benson 

J. Dahl F. Peterson 
E. McCullough W. Terhcll 

O. Quistorff G. Jackson 
I . Smith F. Tanck 

R. Eustice F. Huber 

Coaches Miller. Neary. Fields, and Trainer Haft. 

H. Boeitcher 
C. Drulev 
L. Chard 
\V. Moeller 
C. Gillick 

Louie Smith. Captain 

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Peterson iith Richards garity 

The following received the official "S": 






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The 1023-24 baskcrball season was un- 
der the direct coaching of Arthur Brown, 
woodworking instructor, and several of his 
student assistants. Actual practice began 
during the last weeks of November, and the 
initial game of the season was played with 
St. Marys College of Winona. Minnesota, 
on December 1 4th. The material from 
which Coach Brown was to mold a team was 
all new with the exception of Knilans and L. 
Smith, the only regulars from the previous 

The election of the squad's captain took 
^^^g place early in the practice season, and 

I ouie" Smith, an old guard of the Menom- 
onie High School team in the years of '21 
and '22. was honored with the leadership. 

'1 W The first game of the season was played at 

jl the Stout Armory when the Stout quint met 

the strong St. Mary's five. The game was a 

sperately fought contest throughout: nei- 

^■1 ther team, at any time having a safe margin 

■ 1 on the score column. It remained for Setter. 

an all-state man while in high school, to 

I B '"inch the game with a timely shot in the final 

2 ^L minute of play. The score was H to 1 2. 

The second game of the season was played 

with Heidelberg U. of Tiffin. Ohio. The 

COACH BROWN game was a furious struggle from start to 

finish, with Stout leading during the whole 
„ . , ., . , , game until the last minute of play when the 

Heidelbergcrs forged ahead to a 1 8 to 1 6 victory. The Ohioans were enroute 
on a Z.000 mile tour during which time, they played ten games. 

m .P urin g thc Christmas holidays the team took a trip to the Iron Range in 
Northern Minnesota. Four games comprised their schedule. On January sec- 
ond they engaged the strong Hibbing Jr. College five on the floor of the new 
High School-Junior College gym. which game marked the opening of the new 

u y 7u if fivC WO " in the third a - uartcr whea St>tler and Peterson, who 

had been held as reserves from the start, were given a chance, and cinched the 
game with several long shots from the middle of the floor. The score was 1 7 
to 14. The return game with Hibbing was played on January fifth. The 
home team showed a reversal of form since the first meet of the two teams 
and downed the trainers to the tune of 21 to 8. 

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On January third and fourth two consecutive games were played with 
the Ely Independents. Due to a slippery floor, the speed of the Stout men 
was retarded considerably and the first game seemed slow and uninteresting. 
Stout players were unable to find their stride and the basket too. and encoun- 
tered a strong defense which forced them to resort to many attempts at long 
shots. The score was 27 to 9 in favor of Ely. Allen did the most commenda- 
ble work for the losers. The second game was a reversal of form, and a more 
spirited game resulted, from which Stout emerged on the long end of a 23 to 
20 count. The game was a rough and tumble struggle from start to finish, and 
consequently kept the crowd on their feet most of the time. In spite of the 
northern winter, the games were well attended and the team reported fine treat- 
ment while there. 

Playing a series of two games with Superior Normal as their first oppon- 
ent in the 1924 conference race, on January eleventh and twelfth. Stout drop- 
ped the first contest by a score of 19 to 13. but completely outclassed their ri- 
vals in the second game and avenged the defeat of the previous evening by 
emerging victorious on a 24 to 8 count. Both teams were in unusually good 
form and displayed a fast brand of ball. Coach Brown's men showed a mark- 
ed improvement over their pre-holiday showing, and were rapidly rounding 
into mid-season form. 

On January eighteen the team suffered its second conference setback, 
when it went down to a 18 to 16 defeat at the hands of Stevens Point. With 
only a minute left to play. Stout was leading with a margin of one point, when 
a foul was called on Smith. The Pointers succeeded in netting the free throw 
which tied the score at 15. Two extra five minute periods were necessary to 
decide the game. 

Again on January twenty-fifth the Pointers proved too much for the Stout 
quint, on their own floor, and delivered a 22 to 19 defeat. The contest was 
one of the hardest and roughest games of the season and was characterized 
throughout by exceedingly rough tactics. A total of twenty fouls were called 
during the game of which Stout had the majority, costing them the game. 

The week following the Stevens Point game, the team, accompanied by 
the band and a host of enthusiastic fans, boarded the "special" and invaded 
River Falls for the initial clash of the two teams. Enthusiasm and pep made 
up the bill of fare for the occasion with band furnishing the music on the train 
and at the game. "Hot Dogs" and other goodies issued from the baggage car 
and kept the hungry mob in high spirits. Although we lost 32 to 21 we all 
enjoyed the trip to the fullest extent. 

Oshkosh undefeated up to the time of their clash with Stout, started their 
downward march when they were defeated at the Stout Armory on February 
seventh by a score of 1 3 to 12. Leading the first half 9 to 8. the visitors lost 
their lead in the second frame, when the Brown men came back strong and 
snatched the game from their hands. The game was a thriller from the start 
and the outcome was not certain until the final gun. 

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Heartened by their 13 to 12 victory over Oshkosh. leaders in the race at 
the time, the trainers repeated the performance on the following evening and 
downed the Platteville five to a tally of 17 to 14. During the first session 
Stout stamped themselves as sure winners, setting the pace in all departments 
of the game. The visitors lagged somewhat in the first half but showed up 
better in the second frame, scoring the majority of their total in that period. 

On February fourteenth the team left on a two day road trip into the 
southern part of the state. The first game was with La Crosse and the second 
a return game with Platteville. At La Crosse the team suffered a 31 to 1 1 de- 
feat, partly due to the fact that they played on a large floor and were handi- 
capped somewhat, as their judgment proved short in their shooting. 

On the following evening the Platteville five took an early lead. Chalk- 
ing up a ten point lead before the visitors could find themselves, the home team 
was well on the way to victory . Amstutz of Platteville held individual scor- 
ing honors of the game, netting six field goals. The score was 26 to 1 1. 

On their return trip home. Coach Brown and his men stopped off at 
Madison to witness the Illinois-Wisconsin game. Leaving Madison after the 
game, they arrived in Menomonic on Sunday morning. 

River Falls was the next team in line and furnished a thriller to local fans 
on February twenty-second. Although threatened in the final period. River 
Falls took the lead in the beginning of the contest and kept it during the game. 
Final score was 24 to 19. 

As a windup to the season the quint journeyed to Superior on Februarv 
twenty-ninth and engaged in two tilts with the Superior normal five. Superior 
won both contests, giving them a majority of three games out of the four 
games played. The scores for the two games were 35 to 21. and 21 to 19. 

The following is a summary of the points made: 

F. G. F. T. 

Garitv 19 4 . . 

Richards 13 4 

Setter 40 17 

Allen 21 8 

Chermak 2 

Flynn 4 

Smith 1 1 

Peterson 9 

Hahn 1 


Hardy 1 








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Young Smith SCHOENOFi Knilans Brown Barrett Cigard Smith 

The Following Received the Official **S" 





W. Smith 




L. Smith 

V. Damberg 


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In response to a demand on the part of the student body in general, and 
a number of real baseball enthusiasts in particular, the athletic authorities at 
Stout found it possible to put a team in the field for the first time in a number 
of years. 

Suits and other necessary equipment were purchased and immediately fol- 
following the close of the basketball season, early in March, training was begun 
in the Armory, for the season which later turned out to be a very successful one 
with four games won and one lost. 

Unusual interest was exhibited in the indoor workouts. Early in April 
the men got outside and after two weeks of work twenty men were selected by 
Coach Brown to make up the squad for the season: which included Captain 
Winters. Knilans. and Cigard. pitchers: Young and Gilday. catchers: Tomkie- 
wiecz. Eustace. W. Smith. L. Smith. SchoefT. and Bailey, infielders: V. Dam- 
berg. R. Damberg. Larson. Garity. Richards. Amundsen. Bergman. Barrett, and 
Oja. outfielders. 

The first game with the Eau Claire Teachers found the men in good early 
season form and Stout won easily by a 1 5 to 4 score. Captain Winters. Bailey. 
Knilans. and V. Damberg had their hitting togs on and each secured two safe 
blows, many of them for extra bases. Knilans and Winters did the throwing 
for Stout and had the "Teachers" swinging high and wide. Gilday and Young 
were at the receiving end. 

The second game, marking the beginning of our conference schedule, was 
with River Falls at Stout which was won 8-6. Captain Winters pitched and 
held the "Falls" men to five hits while his own men were totaling nine safe 
ones. The game was a close one and was not decided until the ninth inning. 

For the third game the Stout men journeyed to La Cross Normal, win- 
ning from them 9-8 in seven innings. Knilans was on the mound for Stout 
and. with the exception of the second inning when La Crosse scored 5 runs, 
he pitched a fine game. Hoover was on the mound for La Crosse and was 
treated rather roughly, a number of his offerings were returned viciously sailing 
into the grand stand or far beyond. A regular cloud burst came along at the 
end of the seventh inning and the game was called, with Stout leading 9-8. 

Next came the return game with La Crosse at Stout and it marked the 
only defeat of the season. La Crosse winning 1 1-0. Hoover, pitching for La 
Crosse had everything his own way and Stout was helpless, securing but 4 
hits. Winters and Gilday. the Stout battery, each secured two hits. Winters 
threw good ball but was working against heavy odds. 

The climax of the season came when Stout went to River Falls for the 
last game. The game was won in the ninth by a sensational batting rally. 
Bailey, first man up. doubled: Barrett followed with a double: V. Damberg 
followed suit: Cigard came through with a long triple into right field and scored 
a moment later, on Larsons fourth hit of the day. with the winning tally. 

Knilans was pitching for Stout and Keyes for River Falls. It was a 
pitchers* battle with Keyes holding the edge until the Stout men let down their 
barrage in the ninth, thus ending a successful season. 

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The track season for Stout began with the 
call for candidates immediately after Christ- 
mas. In a few days the gymnasium track 
was filled with eager contestants for a place 
on the track team. Coach Fields was ably 
assisted by Mr. Neary. The season, consid- 
ering the fact that it was the first track team 
that Stout had put out for several years, was 
more than successful. Track and field meets 
were scheduled with River Falls. Stevens 
Point, and La Crosse. Stout opened the sea- 
son by defeating River Falls by a score of 
73-67. Although the day was cool to set 
records the events were snappy and full of 
thrills. Practically all of the candidates for 
the team were given a chance to participate 
in the meet. From the results the following 
men were selected to compete in the remain- 
ing meets: 


1 00 yd. dash — Amos. Huber. Werner. 
220 yd. dash — Amos. Huber. Werner. 
440 yd. dash — Wolters. Huber. Sherman. 
mile run — Hines. Bergman. Nelson. 

1 mile run — Hines. Bergman. Nelson. 

2 mile run — Ottman. Spink. Strobel. 

1 20 yd. high hurdles — Werner. Burdick. Mc- 

220 yd. low hurdles — Werner. Burdick. Me 

Pole vault — Radle. Burdick. Werner. 

High jump — McCullough. Werner. Steffek. 

Broad jump — Huber. Amos. Spink. 

Javelin — Schoenoff. Burdick. Knilans. 

Hammer — Peterson. Burdick. Knilans. 

Discus — L. Peterson. Burdick. Knilans. 

Shotput — Damberg. Peterson. Boettcher. 

Relay team — Amos. Huber. Sherman. Wol- 

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The La Crosse meet at La Crosse resulted in their victory, by a 8 "5 to a 
53 score. La Crosse showed its strength in the shot, discus and the javelin by 
taking three places in each event. Amos was the star performer for Stout, 
placing in three events. 

Considering everything, the Stout team made a very creditable showing 
and Coach Fields was well satisfied with the outcome. Stevens Point cancelled 
her meet due to a conflict in dates. 

The River Falls meet ended in a victory for them. Several of the Stout 
men were injured and did not display their usual form. Stout started to lead in 
the beginning of the meet but in the distance runs were defeated by River Falls. 
i he River Falls meet was the last one of the season. Although Stout won but 
one out of three meets, the team turned out by Coach Fields showed that it 
could handle itself in good form in both track and field events. 

The following were awarded the **S": 



L. Peterson 










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The Girl's Athletic Association which developed from the Hiking Club, 
adds to its activities each year. Two kinds of letters are now granted by the 
Athletic Council for girls" athletics. Besides the white "S" granted for hiking 
one hundred miles during the school year, a blue letter called the efficiency "S" 
is awarded for the completion of the following: 

1. Hike thirty miles. 

2. Pass the posture test. 

3. Swim around the tank. 

4. Do a plain dive (standing I . 

5. Run and do a plain dive from the spring board. 

6. Jump three and a half feet high. 

7. Complete the three playground tests which are supplied by the Na- 
tional Playground and Recreational Association of America. 

The club is composed of over fifty members. 

At the end of the first semester Mildred Holstein. Marguerite Mowers. 
Gertrude Carson. Ruth Hansen. Grace Hickins. and Anna Forck received bronze 
medals for having passed the first playground test. Some of the girls also had 
hiked quite a number of their one hundred miles. 

The club entertained the girls of the school with the annual Hare and 
Hound Chase on Saturday morning. October thirteenth. This afforded an 
amusing time for the Sophomore girls, and a rather exciting one for the Fresh- 
men. The chase ended at Picnic Point. The girls plan to have a basketball 
game sometimes during the season for the benefit of the Tower. Meetings 
of the club are held the first Thursday of each month, in the gymnasium. 
After the business meetings, try-outs arc held for the efficiency "S". The Girl's 
Athletic Association meets a real need at Stout. Each year the club widens its 
scope by the addition of other forms of athletics to its program. 

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ESTHER SWENBY - - - President 

Margaret Stemsrud - - Vice-President 
ANITA SCHAFER - - Secretary-Treasurer 


A i. ma Smith 
Mildred Baker 
Florence Bradley 
Gudri-n Anderson 



Tainter Hall 

Tainter Annex 

Miss Edith Sleeper 

Faculty Advisor 

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The 1924 gymnastic team promises to live up to the reputation estab- 
lished by teams in preceding years. With one veteran of the championship 
team, last year's squad developed rapidly and came within three-tenths of a 
point of lifting the Koehler cup at the Northwest Gymnastic Meet held at the 
University of Minnesota. With Hedberg. Gradler. Steffick. Hansen. Hack- 
bart. and Heideman. back as a neucleus. the squad is nearing perfection and is 
confidently expected to win in the college class at the University gathering this 
year. The team has given several exhibitions at assembly, and their work 
was considered one of the best features of the Y. circus. 


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SEPT. 10 — Trunks, boxes, bags arrive — also students to start a year of play. 
SEPT. 1 I — 20 minute classes. Don't groan so early in the year Frosh. 

SEPT. 12 — An unimportant detail — all civilized clothes discarded for the year and stripes 

SEPT. 1 3 — First assembly. Horrors of horrors — the girls arc sitting with one of the opposite 

sex on cither side of them. 
SEPT. 14 — Everybody decides which church reception they would like to attend and wonderful 

times are reported. 

SEPT. 15 — Impromptu matinee dance. Fun indoors and rain outdoors. 

SEPT. 1 7 — One week gone and another started. Hard to remember what home even looks 
like now. 

Si !>T. 18 — Steal, beg. or borrow $7.00 for your S. S. A. ticket. 

SEPT. 19 — Everybody crowding to get in line to vote for the officers of the S. S A 

SEPT. 20 — Band organized. We arc glad to sec the fair sex so well represented. 

i. 21 — First Stoutonia out. 
SEPT. 22 — Students, faculty, recuperating from too much "fair" on Friday. 
SEPT. 25 — Sophomores elect officers. 

SEPT. 26 — Excitement amid Frosh girls. "We are to wear green bands." 
SEPT. 27 — Try outs for Manual Arts Players. Fear and trembling in many hearts. 
SEPT. 28 — First S. S. A. Mixer Dance. Many new crushes develop. 
SEPT. 29 — First football game of season with Macalcstcr. A good game but we sure got 

beat up. 
OCT. 1 — Boys tug of war. "Nuff said." 
OCT. 2 — Ruby Allen discovers she is I 3 feet tall. 
OCT. 3 — Featuring — after dinner strolls. 

OCT. 4 — We are all to have part now in Assembly Community singing. Yea-bo. 
OCT. 5 — Art Department dance — introducing the new git Is' orchestra. Good work girls. 
OCT. 6 — Belated Y. W. C. A. Mixer Picnic. Hot dogs, buns N" everything. 
OCT. 8 — Bobbed hair is not going out for a while judging by the new bobs among the 

OCT. 9 — The girls find out how easy it will be for them to win an "S." 
OCT. 1 1 — Women's rights arc coming to the front. You sec them in both the east and the 

west sides of the Library now. 
OCT. 1 2 — Friday night. 

Not a dance in sight. 
OCT. 13 — Poor Frosh girls. It is too bad you were led astray by the Sophs on the Hare 

and Hound Chase. You really must improve b\ next war. 
OCT. 15 — Miss Klein certainly did her share in mixing some of the Marquette and La Salle 


OCT. 16 — Everyone exhibited much interest over the returns of the World Scries announced 
from the H. I. Building. 

OCT. 17 — Archie Strand says he grew one foot during the summer vacation. 
OCT. 18 — Ask Tonic what made the soup so hot at Homemakers. 

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OCT. 19 — Menomin Club Dance. Miss Sleeper and Mr. Wilson were the prize waltzers of 
the evening. 

OCT. 20 — Many beautiful complexions seen today. Oh. yes. a beauty demonstrator is here. 

OCT. 22 — Burr-r 5:00 o'clock. Time to get up. Miss Mctcalf. and get yourself in line for 
your Lyceum Reserve Scat Ticket. 

OCT. 23 — The I. a Salle boys would be responsible for the feed but not for the future of 
those who attended. 

OCT. 24 — Ye poor pledges! It's a hard life, but it's worth it. eh? 

OCT. 25 — Y. M. C. A. Annual Banquet. 

OCT. 26 — Hardtime Hallowe'en dance. Everyone there from Homcmakcrs. youngest and up. 

OCT. 27 — Another game lost to St. Johns. 

OCT. 29 — What's more perfect than a serenade on a moonlight night (during study hour) . 

OCT. 30 — Hall entertains the Annex at a spooky Hallowe'en part v. 

NOV. 1 — Now. that same pleasant smile. We arc all going to have our pictures taken. 

NOV. 2 — Big dance. Good start for a peppy week-end. 

NOV. 3 — Homecoming. Excitement at its highest point from 8:00 A. M. until I 1 :30 P. M. 

NOV. 5 — All ye people who call yourselves Seniors, please be forthcoming to class meetings. 

NOV. 6 — Woe be unto us who arc overweigh'. but worse still to us who arc underweight. 

NOV. 8 — Wisconsin Teachers Convention in Milwaukee. 

NOV. 9 — Freshman party. We will have to hand it the Frosh. They arc a good peppv 

NOV. 10 — Lost to St. Mary's. First and only touchdown of the season made. 

NOV. 12 — I am sure Dorothy F.dgerton for one enjoyed tin "panorama" given at Lynwood's 
parly Saturdav 

NOV. 13 — Another word to enlarge your vocabulary. "Mah-Jongg." 

NOV. 14 — Some band wc have this year. Yes. it thrills some girls and makes others hungry. 

NOV. 15 — Be ready to meet up with the "perspiring Reporter" at any time. 

NOV. 16 — Sharps and Flats have a stag party. 

NOV. 17 — Why kick so. Schwanzle. about the tropical weather at the Junior dinner.' 

NOV. 19 — Wool dresses here, wool dresses there, wool dresses, wool dresses, wool dresses every- 
where. A hard life. ch. Sophs.' 

NOV. 20 — Mr. Bowman explains the sub- English methods to us. 

NOV. 21 — A Filipino student talks to the Y. W. girls. 

NOV. 22 — Keep up your spirits. Only three more study hours until Thanksgiving. 

NOV. 23 — The Orpheum seems to be quite a popular place tonight. 

NOV. 26 — Billic Barlow quits dieting. She kept it up for two weeks but only lost a tenth 
of a pound. 

NOV. 27 — Our suspicions arc confirmed that Thanksgiving vacation starts at 4:15 on Wed. 

P. M.. not before. 
NOV. 28 — A wild riot. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. 
DEC. 1 — Sophs beat Frosh in basketball. Too bad. 
DEC. 3 — We start marking off the days till Christmas. 

DEC. 4 — Assemply today. Please do not congregate in the corridor or in the back of the 

DEC. 5 — Are your pictures ready for the annual.' Get busy and break the camera 

DEC. 6 — A week ago Turkey — today — hash 1 1 

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FEB. 5 — Prospects look good for a gym team. 

DEC. 7 — Anybody lonesome? Apply at the Stout Auditorium at 8:00 for a prescription. 

DEC. 8 — Want a lollypop? Go to the kid party. 

DEC. 10 — Many exams scheduled (in sub-English). 

DEC. 11 — Only 436 more hours till Christmas. 

DEC. 1 2 — Dr. Fay Cooper Cole gave an interesting talk on Malaysia. 

DEC. 13 — Assembly. You have to have brains to get excused before 4:15 on Dec. 21. 

DEC. 14 — The play of the season. "The Depot Lunch Counter." featuring a few of the 
Stout faculty as stars. 

DEC. 15 — I wish I was a Soph, just for tonight. 

DEC. 17 — Got your present for the Y. W. party girls? 

DEC. 1 8 — Hypcrians showed the Christmas spirit by having a party for the kiddies. 

DEC. 1 9 — Last study hour this year. 

DEC. 20 — Big celebration: 

Stoutonia Staff Dinner. 

Basketball game. 

Taintcr Hall and Annex Christmas party for Lynwood. 

DEC. 21 — Good-bye! Merry Christmas! Don't forget to write. 

Jan. 7 — Much joy displayed at being back from vacation and seeing old friends again. 

JAN. 8 — Many try to catch op on sleep by dozing in all their classes. 

JAN. 9 — Mr. Reno thrills a large audience with his many magic tricks. 

JAN. 10 — Signs of quick moving. Homcmakcrs catches on fire. 

JAN. 11 — Stout 13 — Superior 19. Bcrnicc says Wt lost. 

JAN. 12 — With another chance at Superior Stout comes back with a score of 24 to 8. 

JAN. 14 — Miss Klein passes the review of reviews. She has bobbed her hair. 

JAN. 1 5 — Miss Phillips. Miss Gilkerson and Mrs. Hague entertain us with music in assemblv. 

JAN. 16 — Amy says the only time she has to herself is between courses at dinner. 

JAN. 1 7 — Fred highly entertains us in assembly by learning how to use the slide machine. 

JAN. 18 — A minor detail — exam schedules arc out. 

Jan. 19 — The new Philo pledges-spend the day learning how to do handsprings and swim on 
a piano bench. 

JAN. 21 — Evalinc: Did you sleep this afternoon. Pete? 
Pete: No. why? 
Evaline: I thought you looked so bright. 

JAN. 22 — Everybody get your dates for the Prom. You will be out of luck if you don't. 

JAN. 2) — We are glad to sec another Stout faculiv with shcrt locks — Miss Littlejohn. 

JAN. 24 — A hard cruel world — exams this week. 

JAN. 25 — Freshman prom — first of the season. A huge success. 

JAN. 26 — The only week-end of the year with no work to do. 

JAN. 28 — A chance to start the new semester with a clean notebook and clear brains. 

JAN. 29 — The new practice teachers arc having more darned fun. 

JAN. >0 — Wc are all saving our nickels and dimes to go to River Falls on the special train. 

FEB. 1 — River Falls Special. 

FEB. 2 — Girls at Lynwood are busy ironing men's shirts. 

FEB. 3 — Miss Klein has her hair trimmed. 

FEB. 4 — Tom Richards spent the afternoon picking fleas from his dog. 

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Feb. 6 — Some of the men still think that hard water is ice 

FEB. 7 — Hash was served at the cafeteria today. 

FEB. 8 — Basketball games. 

FEB. 9 — Stout Association gave a dance. 

[0 Nora Horn appeared today with another new sparkler on far hand. 
FEB. 11 — The girls all miss Mr. Wilson. 

FEB. 12 — It was a great night for a sleigh ride party BUT it was after seven-thirty. 
FEB. 13 — ""It ain't gointa rain any more. 

FEB. H The men gave their saints today but they had to be constantly on their guard for 

the faculty members arc looking for the senders of certain comic valentines 

FEB. 15 — Girls Glee Club Concert. 

Feb. 16 Mr. Tustison now uses a blowtorch to remove the icicles from his roof. 

Feb. 17 — Yes. W« enjoy the municipal skating rink very much! 
Feb. 19 — Pin setters wanted at the Stout Bowling Alleys. 
FEB. 21 — Tomorrow is a legal holiday everywhere but in Menomonie. 
FEB. 22 — Basketball game. 

Feb. 25 Mr. Milncs wants a groove cut in the bowling alley so that the balls will roll straight. 

FEB. 27 — Cutters were in demand at the livery stable today. 
FEB. 29 — Tower. 

MAR. 1 The world famous Y. W. C. A. circus was held in Menomonie today. 

MAR. 2 — Some of the girls want to know where the animals sleep 

MAR. 3 The auto mechanics class dissected Doc Ncary's car. 

Mar. 4 Trapping season is now over at the annex and a number of used mouse traps arc 

offered for sale. 
MAR . 5— Miss Snowdcn thought that she saw a robin today, but it turned out to be a crow 

MAR. 7 — Manual Arts Plays. 

Mar. 8 We learned that Lent started today instead of last September. 

MAR. 9 — A number of couples were out inspecting the ice. 

Mar. jo Shorty Davis moved the squirrel nest out of his canoe locker. 

Mar. ii — The dog catcher got Caves' dog. 

Mar. 12 The Wood-Shiners have several applications for canoe painting. 

MAR. 1 3— This alwavs was an unlucky day. 

14 — Band concert. 
MAR. 17 — Green tics and socks arc very popular. 

MAR 18— Mr. Hague applies for a patent on a trout measuring rule. 
MAR. 20— Two motor cars (Fords) from HI m wood passed through Menomonie on their way 

to Elk Mound. 
MAR. 22— The swimming pool was filled so that the Freshman could take a bath. 
Mar 25— Fussing parties were forbidden in the tunnel— use the halls. 
MAR. 28— Mens Glee Club Concert. Did you notice that the men wore clean collars. 
MAR. 29 — Everybody wore his old clothes 

\1\R 31 Nellie Schoonovcr appeared today in her new spring hat. 

Apr 1— This is your day. Mr. Hurst celebrated bis (?) birthday. 

Apr. 4_Spring fever has called many students from their classes but not to the infirmary. 
APR ' 5_Paradise Valley was invaded by several weiner and bun parties. 
APR ' 7— Clyde Gillick reported a shortage of crusts at the cafeteria. 

A PR . 9-The Sophomore Vigilance Committee w,s on the lookout for I reshmen without 
green caps. 

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Al'R. 1 I — Tower Minstrel Show. 

APR. I 3 — Oh. boy. wc have granulated sugar on the table again in the cafeteria. 

APR. 1 5 — Hurrah, tomorrow wc can go to school again. 

APR. 18 — Good Friday. 

APR. 20 — Members of the Men's Glee Club are having their teeth repaired so that they can 
make a good showing on their concert tour. 

APR. 23 — Alcove athletics is again becoming the popular sport m I.ynwood Hall. 

APR. 25 — Square and Compass Dance. 

APR. 28 — Babe Amundsen said that he enjoyed the movies until President Nelson came in. 

APR. 30 — Doc Ncary advertised for a second hand set of spaik intensifies. 

MAY 1 — The Golden Rule had a run on May Baskets today. 

MAY 2 — One Act Play. 

Setting — The Anmx. 

Time — A Moonlight Night. 

Action — Banjoes. Men's Voices. 

Climax — Policeman. 

Conclusion — The F.nd of a Perfect Day. 

4 — The Tower clock is stuck again at two P. M. 

MAY 9 — Sophomore Prom. 

MAY 10 — Mr. Welch returned from a fishing trip, but wc do not dare repeat his story. At 
least he got back. 

MAY 1 I — Bud Miller reported that he found a fish in the swimming tank. 

We wonder if Mr. Welch can explain this. 
MAY 15 — Dark night, banana peel, fat man (Ole Strand), it was so sad. 
MAY 16 — Miss Sanborn discovers that Rex Beach is not a summer resort. 
MAY 1 7 — Too much canoeing. Don't tip the boat. 
MAY 20 — Leap year's still on. 
MAY 21 — Two canoes overturned. 
MAY 25 — Now I lay me down to rest. 

Before I take tomorrow's test. 

If I should die before I wake. 

Thank Heaven. I'll have no test to take. . w 

MAY 27 — Teachers kiss Sophomores goodbye. ^-*~4-J* V^^^/rl^ 
MAY 29 — Soph, class Breakfast. Seniors too scare? u?ca*>. * j 

MAY 30 — Seniors appear in black nighties and sailor hats ^j/{/k. p^U^^^ ' ' j* r 7 lL J 9 *' '.A 
MAY 31— Street dance. — L -&<A-~/ \^*»+ «■ ]/JjM J, M^U^! 

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One of the most successful social functions of the year was the Menomin 
Club dance held on Friday. October nineteenth, at the gymnasium. 

As the dancers stepped through the doorway they were at once attracted 
by the beautifully decorated room, in the center of which hung a bunch of 
balloons. From these balloons streamers reached to every corner of the room. 
Large wicker chairs were placed along the walls for the ladies, the men being 
too busy to make much use of such comfort. The orchestra earned a reputa- 
tion for itself that night. It was impossible to get out of step and it was only 
by utter disregard of applause that the players were able to begin a new selec- 
tion. The novelty dances were the features of the evening, one of which was 
the spot dance announced early in the evening by Mr. McCullough. The 
casual observer might have noticed Mr. McCullough placing thumb tacks one 
near each end of the room, before the dance began. When the music stopped 
Miss Hollingsworth and Miss Torpy were found nearest the spots for which 
they each received a box of candy. Another novelty dance was the prize waltz 
that proved that Mr. Wilson and Miss Sleeper had other fields than woodfinish- 
ing and athletics, for they won the waltz. As a reward Miss Sleeper wore a 
boquet of roses for the remainder of the evening. 

Toward the close of the evening balloons were presented to the ladies, to 
be tied on their left wrists. Each one who kept her balloon throughout tin- 
dance won a rightly deserved prize. The music had hardly started when the 
balloons began to burst with a pop which reminded one of the Fourth of 
July. Miss Boyd was the lucky person at the end of this dance. 

The next dance was a confetti dance. By the end of the dance it looked 
as if Mr. Hagues' storeroom had been hit by a tornado. 

Menomin club members were conspicuous by tags which read. "I am a 
Menomin.'" The number of dancers on the floor when the last selection was 
played was a good indication of the success of the dance, in spite of the fact 
that a one hundred percent attendance was prevented by the football game. 

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Another event which adds to the pleasant memories of the Stout Sopho- 
mores was the party which the class gave Saturday evening. December fifteenth. 
As was promised, it proved to have in store something for everybody, a tree. 
Santa, presents, a gaily decorated room, eats — in short — a good time. 

From its exciting beginning in a "Honeymoon Trip' in which Ridlington 
and "Billie" Barlow came off as winners, to the thrilling finale of Santa Claus 
descending out of the ceiling, the party was a merry one and it was clearly dem- 
onstrated that "it pays to advertise." 

Dancing with variations in the form of a very successful circle two step 
and a "Vamp dance" occupied its share of the evening's entertaining. "Su- 
zette". "Gloria", and "Goldine". Broadway musical stars, imported for the 
occasion, made the "Vamp dance" a very exciting affair. The "Vamps" 
might have proven more successful in their flirtations had it not been for their 
very exacting natures. 

Two specialty stunts were given during the evening. The S. M. A. girls 
sang a number of exceedingly clever and original songs. Arthur Sours, much 
to the amusement of all. demonstrated his ability, acquired and developed at 
Stout as an "Impromptu" public speaker. 

Refreshments come to him who waits. This time they came in the form 
of pink and green "Christmasy" ice cream and animal cookies. 

Last, but by no means least, came Santa down the ladder instead of the 
proverbial chimney, with his loaded bag of ten cent presents. From diamond 
rings for the romantic ones, to a whip for Miss Metcalf for use in her cookery 
classes. Santa supplied everyone. From this time on noise reigned supreme 
until 11:30 when the last waltz cleared the floor of its last stragglers. 

The chaperones for the party were. Miss Quilling. Miss Metcalf. and Mr. 
and Mrs. Neary. Miss Metcalf and Miss Quilling acted as judges in picking 
out the person who had the best time. They awarded the prize of a box ot 
Keeley's to Marie Taylor and Geraldine Trigg, both of whom were heard to ex- 
claim in ali good faith. "This is the best time I ever had." 

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'Going to the Prom.'"' 

"Gotta date for the Prom.'" 

"Who ya gonna the Prom with.'" 

All these questions were answered in full Friday evening. January twenty- 
fifth, when the Freshmen entertained the school at their annual Prom. The 
dance was held in the gymnasium. The decorations were white and a pale 
shade of green. There was a decorated platform in the middle of the floor 
where the Badger Royal Orchestra rendered syncopated music for the dancers. 

The first thing that everyone did before they could properly enjoy the 
evening was to go down the receiving line and shake hands with the class presi- 
dent. George Strombeck and Marion Jehlen. President and Mrs. Nelson. Mrs. 
French. Blanche Spink. Miss Sleeper. Mr. Welch and Carl Gernctsky. Fol- 
lowing this the programs were distributed and the dance was on. 

At the end of three dances. George Strombeck and Marion Jehlen. fol- 
lowed by President and Mrs. Nelson, lead the Grand March. 

During the evening the Refreshment Committee served fruit punch and 
at 1 1 : 30 the strains of "Home Sweet Home" dismissed the happy group. 


The rather large attendance at the P. D. A. Thanksgiving dance, given 
in the gymnasium on Friday evening. November thirtieth, was ample indica- 
tion that the idea was well received by the students remaining in the town 
during the vacation. It provided diversion when the hours began to lag. fol- 
lowing the earlier ardor of the holiday. 

Dancing began at eight-thirty to the music of the Badger Royal Orchestra. 
Numbers were issued to the dancers as they entered the room. Corresponding 
numbers were retained by Mr. Benson, who during the evening gave away three 
boxes of candy to those holding lucky numbers. They were Miss Starr. Miss 
Mulry. and Mr. Neary. 

The room was prettily decorated. The lighting scheme was novel, a mel- 
low hue being produced by the use of colored bulbs in the center cluster of 

Mr. Curran. Mrs. Kent, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray chaperoned the affair. 

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u S ° mC yearS ' the first social affair which a Stout student attends in the 
fall has been the Mixer Picnic. This year, due to bad weather, the picnic was 
not held until October 6. but it more than proved the truth of the maxim 
'Better late than never." 

The day was ideal, the crowd peppy and "good eats" abundant. The 
excitement started with a bang in a game of "three deep". With so many of 
the long-legged Freshmen present, the game soon became madly exciting. 

Three deep was followed by "lemon, lemon. lemon" which gave everyone 
a good excuse to learn his neighbor's name. The familiar "I am—. Who are 
you? was much in evidence, as always is. at a Mixer Picnic. 

Of course, there was the peanut race, with its wild efforts at balancing, 
to the tune of frenzied laughter and rooting from the side lines. 

What Mixer Picnic is complete without a pie eating contest' Onlv a 
couple of Sophomores lined up for this — due perhaps to previous experience. 
It was a case of "ignorance is bliss" for the Freshmen. Vallie E. Elvers came 
off the winner, just a bite ahead of Gertrude Tennvson. winner of last year s 

The tug-o-war between the Freshmen and Sophomore girls started out as 
an even match, but the temptation proved too much for the fellows and soon 
it became a free for all. won. after much effort by the Sophomore side. 

Indoor baseball was started, but the game had to be called off because of 
eats. A lengthy bread line formed almost as soon as the call was given and 
was almost as soon dispersed by the Y. W. girls and the Y. M. bovs who 
handed out buns, weiners. and coffee in double quick time. The hot dogs 
proved popular for soon the line formed again and everyone came around to a 
second "Hand-out". 

All good things come to an end some time. The picnic came to an end 
when all of the appetites were finally satisfied. Soon the homeward trial was 
thick with picnickers, who were thoroughly appreciative of the good time the 
Y had given them. 


They talk about the Christmas spirit. Who can say there is not also a 
Thanksgiving spirit. For what else could have made the matinee dance on 
Thanksgiving afternoon such a delightful affair? 

Gfcen by the S. S. A. for all those who stayed over for Thanksgiving, 
the dance attracted a large and merry crowd. Everybody present was there 
for a good time and a good time there was. To the strains of the Badger 
Royal Orchestra each and everyone made himself as light and graceful as pos- 
sible after the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. 

Miss Skinner. Mr. and Mrs. Ray. and Mr. and Mrs. Neary acted as chap- 

Six o'clock, bringing with it the strains of "Home Sweet Home" came 
all too soon and sent the crowd reluctantly homeward. 

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Alumni of The Stout Institute, who received the B. S. degree, are grow- 
ing in numbers very rapidly, as a comparison between the number of 1918 
graduates and the 1923 graduates shows. Each year brings more students, who 
take the four year course to prepare for a more useful and better career, and 
each year finds Stout degree Alumni taking the highest positions in the House- 
hold and Industrial Arts fields. 

We are printing a complete list of degree graduates, and letters from a 
few of them. 



Bethel College Mankato. Minnesota. 


ensioa Work. University of Ii: 
Urbana, Illinois. 


Mrs. John Md cm. Minot. North Dakota. 


PipestOXM Minnesota. 


Instructor. Stout Institute. 

Calumet Michigan. 


Supervisor of Cookery Practice Teaching. 
Stout Institute. 

Sparta. Wisconsin. 

West Allis, Wisconsin. 


Mudcur.* Sanitarium. Shakopce. Minn. 

Deceased. January. 1^24. 


menic. Wisconsin. 

Red Wing. Minnesota. 

Iron wood. Michigan. 

Milwaukee Wisconsin. 


Mrs. Charles Cronk. Madison. Wisconsin. 




Menomonee. Michigan. 

Drumright. Oklahoma. 


Dakota Wcsleyan University. 
belL South Dakota. 

Henry L. Berger. 
Morristown. Minnesota. 


Instructor Stout Institute. 

MAE E. REESE. '20 

Litchfield. Minnesota. 


Saint Angela Institute. Carroll. Iowa. 


Instructor. Stout Institute. 

Wausau. Wisconsin. 


Mrs. Leslie C. Hinz, 

Grand Forks. North Dakota. 


State Agricultural College. 
Corvallis. Oregon. 

Mrs Bitgcr Lars Johnson. Ames. Iowa. 


Rose Convent. LaCrosse. Wisconsin. 


Mrs Cbristenson. Portland. Oregon. 

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Cicero. Illinois. 


rmal School. 
Charleston. Ill 



Jancsville. Wisconsin 

•;. BIDDICK. '19 
Vocational High School. 
Okmulgee. Oklahoma 


Minot. North Dakota. 


Menomonie. Wisconsin. 


Douglas. Arizona. 

Kenosh-. Wisconsin. 

I.ockport. New York 


Director Vocational School. 
Fon du Lac. Wisconsin. 

Dubuque. Iowa. 

Editorial Assistant Manual Arts Press. 
Peoria. [Uinoi 

Deceased. Februarv. ]'■■ 

Romona. Oklahoma. 

Foft Collins, Colo; 

Stockton. California 

Calumet. Michigan. 


rmal School. Emporia. Kansas. 

Menomonie. Wisconsin. 

Chisholm. Minnesota. 


Instructor. Stout Institute. 

San Diego. California. 

Flint. Michigan. 

McKcvsi>ort. Pennsylvania. 


PlatteriUe. Wisconsin. 

MOND 1 ; 

Two Rivers Wisconsin 

JOS. V LYNN. 18 

.Kiate Professor Vocational Fduc.v 
Iowa State Teacher s College 

Cleveland. Ohio. 


Indianapolis. Indiana. 


Carlton College Vocational School. 

; ran MUDRAK 22 

Clinton. Wisconsin. 


Instructor. Stout Institute. 


State College of Agriculture. Cornell U 
Ithaca. New York. 

: ROISE '21 

Cicero. Illinois. 

Cristobal. Canal Zone. 



S. P. Browser « Co.. Fort Wayne. Indnna 

DAVID ST1 t I i i NS 20 
Racine Minnesota. 


Isadore Newton Manual Training School. 
Orleans. Louisiana. 


Rockford. Ill-: 

G. VANCE. '23 

Hammond. Indiana 


West Allis. Wisconsin. 

int. Michigan 


.rational School. 

Fau Claire. Wisconsin. 

Cleveland. Oh 


Hammond. Indi.m.i 

Flint. Michigan. Feb. 11. 1924. 
Mi. Arthur Anderson. 

Editor-in-Chief. The Tower. 
M\ dear Mr. Anderson: 

It was recently necessary to add a teacher to our high school staff. It speaks well of 
Stout when it was suggested : .1 teacher from there Within twelve mom:. 

have added ten teachers to our staff of grade, high school and Vocational teachers, seven of 
whom were Stout graduates, one with degree. 

Within two years we have changed from the 8-4 system in our public schools to the 
6-3-3. laying out courses of study accordingly. Sixteen shops have been designed and equipped 
in this period of time, fifteen of them in new high school buildings. 

With the innumerable problems which naturally arise during such a change and expansion, 
we have been unable to say. .-.: any time, that our Stout training had fallen short in preparing 
us to meet those problems. 

Please accept our congratulations and continued best wishes for THL : TOWER and 


Sincerely yours. 

L. H. LAMB. 

Director of Voc. Ed. 

Peoria. Illinois. March 11. 1924. 
Mr. Arthur Anderson. 

Editor-in-Chief. The Tower. 
Dear Mr. Anderson: 

For some years I have been located with The Manual Arts Press, Peoria. Illinois, as a 
member of the editorial staff of the Industrial Fducation Magazine. This docs not mean that 
I have severed by connection with the teaching profession, but rather, in my opinion, that I 
am in the game on a larger scale. I am trying to do my bit to improve manual arts teaching — 
to make it more practical and serviceable in the lives of students, to put it on a scientific basis 
with reference to methods of teaching, expense and value received, in short to make it a vital 
force in the educational program of the school and the child. 

Whatever success I have achieved or may achieve in this direction will always be ac- 
credited in the largest measure to the institution from whose teaching these ideas were con- 
ceived, and which has. thru the years, stood firmly for definiteness in organization of subject 
matter, and the method of its presentation in the school shop. This outstanding characteristic 
of definiteness has given Stout a definite place among school men of America. 

More power to the Tower. 

Sincerely yours. 


EEE*M1. B.S.. 1919. 

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San Francisco. California. March J, 1924. 
Arthur Anderson. 

T-in-Chicf. The Tower. 
Dear Sir: 

Your letter reached me here in San Francisco, which is neither my old residence nor the 
new. but which can be the inspiration of this message to the Stout Institute Alumni, faculty, 
and students. We arc hearing 'way out here of the pep and energy which is becoming a part 
of your school, and we "has-beens" extend to you our heartiest approval. Keep it up. Stout, 
and we'll be prouder than ever of you! 

I am spending a few days with Ruth Fitch and my sister Allis. both former Stout 
students. Ruth is a dietitian at the U. of Cal. hospital, and Allis is a milliner for Muller if 
Rass Co.. both girls residing here in San Francisco. They have forsaken the teaching pro- 
fession, but nothing but the wedding bells could call me from the ranks of pedagogue 
heard the bells this Christmas, so gave up my position at Gustinc and am leaving this week 
to join my husband in Portland. Oregon. 

My last act in connection with H. H. work was to referee a league basketball game at 
Tracy, where I was agreeably surprised to find "Fish" Herring, also a Stoutite. scheduled to 
referee the boys' game. He has been on the Stockton H. S. faculty ever since graduating from 

Kindly add me to the list of those persons desiring "The Tower." It will be even 
better than ever. I know, and I wouldn't like to be without a copy. 

With kindest personal regards, and greetings to faculty, alumni, and students. 


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Ironwood. Michigan. 
Dear Stoutitcs 

As a past member of Stout Annual Boards. I was very much pleased to be asked to write 
a letter for the Alumni section of this year's lower Since every year, each board wis out 
with the determination to make its annual the very best one. I want to give my best wishes 
for success to the present board. 

There arc a large number of Stout graduates in Ironwood. Whenever two or more of 
us get together, the conversation sooner or later returns to Stout and Menomonic associations 
formed while at school. There ate ten Stout graduates in the Manual Training and Home 
Hconomics Departments of Ironwood. Perhaps you may be interested in learning something 
about the Stout people who are here and what they are doing. 

Mr. E. who was a member of the first graduating class of Stout, is supervisor 

of the Manual Training Department. He has been in [i iBWOOd toi eighCCCl and has an 

excellent department. He has charge of the machine shop w< rk Ibis statement is freauentlv 
about him Superintendents nuv come, and Superintendents may go. Principals mav 

come, and Principals may go. but ' vs on forever Mr. Miller ' Mout grad- 

uates in his department: Mr Fred Eklor. Mr T bic Mr Max Ncwcomb. and 

Mr. Nels Lager. Mr Eklbx has charge of the work makibg, Mr. Newcomb has 

- in foundry and machine shop work and helps in coaching the football and basketball 
teams. Mr. Abercrombie baa o! the drawing classes. Mr. lager has all of the 
in grade wood v. 

There are also five people in the Home Economics Department who arc graduates of Stout: 
Miss Esther I brslusd. Mis nglish. Miss Anne OttOll Miss Norma Thompson, and 

myself. Miss Eorslund bas be grade work in home economics in the Ironwood 

Schools. Miss English teaches freshman and sophomore cooker. Miss Olson teaches junior 
high school home economics work at one of the mining locations Miss Thompson came here 
the second semester and has charge of the organization of the girls' vocational school. I have 
the junior classes in cookery, and one class in freshman cookery and one in sewing. 

The Manual Training Department is • and has modern equipment 

The Home Economics Department is also well equipped. In addition to the regular sewing 
rooms and cookery laboratories, there arc four housekeeping rooms for the girls to actually 
practice home making principles. The work is yery interesting and the students arc fricndlv 
in nature and enthusiastic about the work. 

Greetings. Stoutitcs: Greetings. Stout Faculty! Greetings. Members of the Tower 
Board ! 

b best wishes. 


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Dear Mom: 

How arc you.' I am fine. So is Stout. In mv last letter. I told you of some kind of 
stunts we were going to have. The boys have some The girls have some. The faculty has 
some. The best ones get the prize. Well the girls will get the blue ribbon to my cs- 
tumashun. F : illusasha and her «oldiers broke the ice Thursday afternoon. 1 hope the 
fakulty falls threw I illusasha. she was a fairy and come or. the stage and sang a 
song. I don't know if it was about the Mexikan recolshun or the peace treaty cause t' the 
fella sittin' next to me was chewing a stick of Refclies delitc. Anvway after she finished our 
come som soldgers and marcht goos step al around the staig. Piety soon Persus blew a wisel 
again and they sent a defrant way. Ma they went jest lik a clok. Once in awhile the hands 

.-.round the rong way but nobody saw it I gess. The next was a musikal muddlers and thev 

..11 dresst like dansers. and som like faries. Thev was what I call orignal. They had a 
niger and a ladv with a baby only the baby didn t cry. They sang songs only they changed 
the words dv lafed at them and the boy next to me lost his dclite so I was in pee-. 

Each time they sang a song a girl wood step in front and they wood sing about 
even sang barny googul. The next out was a fakultv orchestra. Ma I almost 
Wen the Kurtain went up there sal Mis Skinner. Miss I illups and a lot mo: 
the onorables. 1 asked the Spcarmcnt boy next to me how the fakulty got in on the show. 
He said Mut. don't show your ignorance, them ain't the fakult\ I laid Mut mv eyes don't 
'.v and 1 goos to take a swing a: him by my roommate held my arm. After they gave us a 
deef and dum musikal seleksyn the leedcr tunrcd around and started to introduce the players 
body started to laff. Rcglicl delitc started to poke me in the sid with his elbows and 
.roommate on the left did the same. Purty soon 1 grasps the situashun. It wasn't the fakulty. 
Ma. it was just girls drest up like em. After a few more deaf and dumb sclckshuns they had 
a maragc. And of the poor things. I wood have been a frite. Then the curtains goes down. 
Befor the curtain went up agan som girl cum out and sung a song. I don't know just what 

U about cause friend to tha rite riskucd a fresh supli of regie* products. The next act 
was in holliwood. A place just like the one we saw Xmas. It was on a desert. Purty soon 
in comes Charley Chaplyn. Pola Negra. Rudolf Valtntecno. They seemed to have many under 
and musundcr standings with the shooter. Purty soon they sir.ds up the act with a few parting 
blows at the audience. The curtain som down. Hoping you are the same. 


once mor. 
her. They 
had a fitc. 

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Dor Mom : 

I rc.iUycs how Pop feels about the extri 2 dollars an a haf that I got at the bank, but 
onest I needed it. Iv been wurkin puny hard now Yesterday after noon after skul the bovs 
puld there stunts. I told you about them befur. I mean the stunts. The first stunt wuz in 
a skul room that all most looked lik our skul side of Elza Dikels place only the scats were 
nicer here. The fellas wcr drcst lik the men teachers when they m ll. The school 
teacher had red hair and was purtyg ood. The bovs were a! kolikal. They brot a dog in 
skul. shot craps and everything like that. They share try to Ret even with the teachers 
when ever they gets a oportunity. Thais a new word [m using how do you lik it! Pop 

II doniya remmber when I left for skul. he said boy this is a oportunity many people 
ain't got. The next stunt was a classione. 

A fella I no got on the stage and s:artcd to release his akumuhtcd foolishness. Then the 
actors started to come in but they didn't say anthing. You see this fella I new did all the 
talkin. Once we said the thcrmomiter rose and up went the thermomitcr up the wall, 
while he said the moon rose and up the wall went the moon — bottle and all. 

The next act was in a college boys room one like you sec in pictures. These boys acted 
lik the men teachers to when ihev waz at college They even had Bowman — hes one of the 
head men here yano I had a talk with him one day. He is a forceful tipe of man. Thercs 
no art to find the minds construction in the face or on the head. We muts talked a couple 
ours and he even kided me about comin late so much. The fellas sang a bunch of songs 
Norwegian and otberwiz Finis Next two sailor com out plainy sacofons. They were on 
there way to the Pcrpetul Pcrculatin Party or something like that. They plaid a nombcr of 
peces and marcht off. Incdeniatley a fella all drcsst up — drcsst I says Ma cause he shurc waz. 
From the other side of the stage comes in a midnite and eolides with Mr. Dress: up. They 
carried on a little oritorikal bunk and then Mr. Dresst up gives a speech Do Married Men Make 
the best Husbands. I wish you could have herd it Ma cause youd have more respect for ray 
Pop. The following act was a opcrashun-bcter call it cxicushun. They hid a which skrecn on 
the front of th. d the table behind so when they lit a lite back on the stage you could 

just sec shadows on the skren. The opcrashun started and whit they didn't expose — it was 
more that the scnit is exposing in the Tea Pot affair. They took belts, judgs. cans, clocks out 
of him. When he come to agin he found out he had dyed so they had to put some of the 
things back agin. 

The last stunt was fine. They had the stage fixt up so lookt just lik that cortunc Pop 
liks so well. They had the fella fixing his bike the deaf man of his friend the stores and clerk, 
horse and even the old woman. They had a radio and we heard some singin. It sounded. 

Tell Pop I hope he gets the doc it my yearlin has got the hoff and mouth deseasc. 

Hoping your the same. 

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"The sweat just oozes 'round my collar. 

As I sit there on the stage. 
I.istenin' to that mob there hollar. 

I'd ruther be in a lion's cage. 

My pulse goes ninety miles an hour. 

As in agony I roast. 
The taste I taste is awful sour. 

I'd ruther meet most any ghost. 

The hull ding gang with starin' faces. 

Watch my cheeks turn red and white. 
I start to itch in a hundred places. 

I wish I was home, sick in bed. 

The time just drags and hangs forever. 

An then the whole room starts to laugh. 
I wish I could speak so clever. 

As to bear right up and stand the gaff. 

Then Doc Neary calls my name. 

My cheeks grow ghastly white then pale. 
I start to boil and then to melt, 

At last, now I must win or fail. 

"Speech: speech!'' the low down rabble cries. 

My heart, it stops a beatin'. 
I try to rise, my last hope dies. 

Gosh. dern. this gosh derned Homecoming. 

Desp'rtlv to rise. I battle. 

Kncwin' I can't run and hide. 
A dirge, my knees, together rattle. 

Oh! for the bliss of suicide. 

My tongue gets tangled with my throat. 

The mob begins to snicker. 
I cannot even speak a note. 

My heart, it stops to flicker. 

An' then an inspiration comes. 

I blurt out a funny story. 
The crowd goes wild, the bunch of bums. 

And I sit down in glorv." 

H. C. X. 

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The jokes in this section 
Are for the few, 
And if you don't see them 
It's your point of view. 

The new Stout song is all refrain. 

i Refrain from this and refrain from that.) 

"Are you going to Assembly?" 

I haven't the time." 
"How come?" 
I left my watch at home." 

The same today as in 1909. 

Clyde A. Bowman Menomonie. Wisconsin 

Manual Training 
Thesis: Manual Training for the Mexican 

Wide ol loot and waist and mind. 
A solemn face with joke* behind; 
He loves the girls, but seldom goes. 
He seldom speaks, but always knows. 

"Mary I" has a Lamb. 
The President of the S. S. A.. 
She thinks that he is quite the thing. 
So he gets an "E" every day 

We always thought that interior 
decoration was Cookery 

A woodpecker lit on a Freshmen's dome 

And settled down to drill: 
He bored away for half a day 

And finally broke his bill. 

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Mr. Wilson to Aspirant: "Have you ever played in a band?" 
Young Hopeful: No but I worked in a boiler factory once." 

An optimist is a guy who comes down to school Monday morning, and 
how the game came out. Saturday. 

Little Jack Horner 
Sat in the corner. 
Figuring his 2 Pi R 

You can lead a i'rosh to the fountain of knowledge, but you can't make 
him think. 

Mr. Hurst: Mr. Lamb, what is a lion and a Iamb in the Stock Ex- 

Mr. lamb: "A lion is a buyer of large blocks of stock and a lamb is a 
small buver who usually gets his fingers burnt.'' 

Mr. Hurst: "Yes. Goes in a lamb, comes out a monk 

Short haired women and long haired men arc still the vogue. 

Where's the school goin'. 

And what's it goin' to do. 
And how's it goin' to do it. 

When '24 gets through? 

To what length some men will go. A. Strand. 

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Aeroplane View <>i Central Par: of hfenomonie. Showing Btuinest District. Stout Ins: 

Utah School and Part of Lake Mcnomin. >'>>••"• '■> >*«'»" Studio 

Menomonic. home of The Stout Institute, claims marked advantages from 
many viewpoints. Not only is it known throughout the country as a city of 
educational initiative, but it is commanding increasing attention for other excel- 
lent reasons. It is noted as a city of good homes: a city about which revolves 
the life of a rich, progressive and promising agricultural community: the center 
of almost unlimited water power, developed and undeveloped: a city which 
holds forth exceptional prospects to the manufacturer: favored with splendid 
transportation facilities, it invites the attention of those interested in distribu- 
tion: located upon the banks of the Red Cedar river and lake Mcnomin. and 
surrounded by a beautiful country in which abound streams that are well 
stocked with fish, it is in the heart of a paradise for the disciples of Isaac Wal- 
ton, while the fertile prairies and restful valleys within easy distance are a lure 
alike to the homescekcr and the tourist. 

Among the industries which support this thriving community, agricul- 
ture must be accorded first position. Originally a part of a great timber dis 
met and the seat of the operations of the famous Knapp. Stout and Company, 
lumber manufacturers. Dunn County has gradually evolved into one of the 
richest farming areas in Northern Wisconsin. Dairying is the line of farming 
that it most favored and a tour through the districts contiguous to Menomonic 
invariably surprises the traveler by the character of the farm homes which it 
reveals. According to the latest assessment the equalized property valuation in 
Dunn County is $48,907,048. the greater part of which is on the farms which 
have Menomonic as their trading center. 

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Portion of Menomnr- 

Photo by Krickson Studio 

The latest figures available show the value of the dairy products shipped 
from Dunn County to be $5. 1 06.958.63 for one year. Wisconsin is known as 
the greatest dairy state in the Union and Dunn County ranking fourth among 
the seventy-one counties in the state in the output of butter, the output in one 
year being 6.000.000 pounds, valued at $2,700,000. In Dunn County there 
are fifteen creameries, each contributing its share to the reputation Wisconsin 
butter enjoys for quality throughout the world. The combined output of the 
three creameries located in and near Menomonie. namely, those operated by the 
New Hudson Road. Rusk and Downsvillc Co-operative Creamery companies, 
in one year reached the enormous amount of 2.543.000 pounds of butter. The 
cash receipts of these three plants for the year amounted, in round figures, to 
$1,095,500.00. Dunn County has fifteen cheese factories also. The increase 
in the number of fine dairy cows accounted for the banner year in production, 
notwithstanding a general depression in business throughout the country which 
was so severe in the grain growing sections as almost to prostrate agricultural 

Because of the great number of pure-bred and high grade dairy cattle 
owned within a radius of eight miles of the city the John Wildi Evaporated 
Milk Company a few years ago selected Menomonie as the location of its new- 
est, largest and finest milk condensary. This splendid plant was opened in the 
spring of 1917 at a cost of $250,000. It is now owned and operated by the 
Nestles Food Company. Its success was instantaneous and it has become the 
market for an ever-widening territory with a capacity of 1 50.000 to 200.000 
pounds of fluid milk a day or a daily output of 1.500 to 2.000 cases of the 
factory product, necessitating normally the employment of 1 50 to 200 persons, 
no small industry of itself, to say nothing of the Activity involved in producing 
the raw material. 

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rnonie Federal Building 

1'hoto by Belair Studio 

Many farmers are now interested in the raising of pure bred cattle and the 
county has become famous for its pure-breds. Local breeders have been known 
to pay as high as SI 8.000 for one animal, brought here with the purpose of 
improving the stock of this vicinity. The breeds most favored are Holstein- 
Priesian. Guernsey. Jersey. Ayrshire. Short Horn and Hereford. 

While there has been a constant and consistent rise in the value of farm 
land about Menomonie the community is fortunate in that it has experienced 
no artificial inflation, such as has characterized the period following the war 
in some sections. Consequently the lands are not over-encumbered and there 
is room ahead for a healthy development without a setback. While lands in 
the immediate vicinity of Menomonie bring a good price there are many oppor- 
tunities for investment with a prospect of discharging any reasonable indebted- 
ness within a few years. 

Wisconsin as a whole in 1923 achieved the distinction of being one of 
the most prosperous states in the Union, and official records show that Dunn 
County has surpassed in material progress the average county of the state. This 
is well proved in the actual value of the land. In 1911 the average value of all 
land in Dunn County was $34.25 per acre. In 1921. the average for the coun- 
:v was S92.50 per acre. In 1922. the average for the entire state was $44. 25 
and in 1921. it was S83.00 an acre. 

There are other thriving industries in Menomonie closely linked with 
agricultural interests. One of these is the Wisconsin Milling Company, operat- 
ing a plant originally owned by Knapp. Stout and Company, but which has 
more than kept pace with the progress of the times in methods of operation 
and mechanical efficiency since the old lumber days. The Wisconsin Milling 
Company interests itself in the growing of the best quality of grains in the 
surrounding territory and gives every encouragement to maximum production 
per acre. It affords a fine home market for local grains, but this being a dairy 
country it does not depend upon local production for its supply but ships in 

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One Source 

'ndustriat Power. 

Photo by B«lair Studio 

large quantities of grain from western markets for its use. Its mill in Menom- 
onie is the third largest flour mill in Wisconsin, having a daily capacity of 600 
barrels. In addition to wheat flour it manufactures a full line of cereals as well 
as special dairy products and handles feeds, coarse grains and hay. The com- 
pany has capital stock of $175,000 and carries forty employes on its pay 
roll, which amounts to S40.000 annually. 

Another important local industry depending upon agriculture for its ma- 
terial is the Menomonie Milling Company. This Company manufactures high 
grade pearl barley and other barley products. During the late war it served a 
useful purpose for the government in the manufacture of substitutes as did also 
the Wisconsin Milling Company. The Menomonie Milling Company has 
capital stock of S3 1.070 and an annual pay roll of S 13.000. Its daily capacity 
is 1 25 barrels. 

Underlying the western part of Menomonie and adjacent lands are vast 
beds of clay of the highest quality for the manufacture of building brick. 
Three large concerns are engaged in the manufacture of this product, namely 
the Hydraulic-Press Brick Company, a corporation which has many yards 
throughout the countrv with headquarters at St. Louis. Mo.: the Excelsior 
Brick Company and the Wisconsin Red Pressed Brick Company, both of which 
are owned by local capital. These companies have a combined capacity of 
about 30.000.000 brick a year and employ upwards of 200 men at high wages. 
Menomonie brick have a reputation throughout the Northwest for quality and 
they are frequently called for in specifications for important buildings in sev- 
eral states. It is believed that the local clays are suitable for other important 
products and excellent returns are promised to capitalists who may be interested 
in the manufacture of articles for which Menomonie clay beds would supply 
the raw material. 

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Dunn County jVm's Bu\ 

Photo by Erickson Studio 

The Holland Piano Manufacturing Company, of which George B. Norris 
oi Minneapolis is president, has a highly successful factory in Menomonie 
which stands as a monument to the progrcssiveness of the business men of the 
city, inasmuch as the industry was located here through the activity of the 
Menomonie Commercial Club. Through the enterprise of present and former 
managements a large business has been developed, the factory now having a 
daily capacity of fifteen pianos. Only high grade pianos and player pianos are 
made here. The company has a capital stock of S 200.000 with an average 
annual pay roll of SI 25.000. The normal working force consists of 150 

Another important industry is the cigar factory of Anderson Bros.. Inc. 
This company is capitalized at S40.000. has thirty-two employees and in 1°21 
manufactured approximately 2.000.000 cigars. Its plant is the largest cigar 
factory in the Northern half of Wisconsin. Associated with this concern is the 
A. B. Leaf Tobacco Company, having a capital stock of $50,000. of which 
$31,000 is paid in. It started business in 1920 as packers of leaf tobacco with 
warehouses in Barron. Wisconsin. 

Unique among the industries of the city is the Litnum Bronze Company, 
manufacturing a special bronze, the composition of which is a secret. The 
company has a fine factory which is now turning out acid-resisting valves for 
a corporation located elsewhere. It executes orders for bronze castings for 
other companies which require a metal of unusual strength. The company is 
capitalized at $1,000,000. Fifteen men are now employed. 

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heaire. Library, and Social Rooms. 

I'hoto i.y Betalr Studio 

About the beginning of 1922 the Forster Foundry Company was incor- 
porated, taking over the business of the Aetna Engine Works. This company 
is capitalized at SI 0.000. doing a general foundry and machine shop business 
which employs on an average eight skilled men. 

The Menomonie Dairy Company is operating under the management of 
H. J. Vigels in the manufacture of ice cream, besides doing a general dairy busi- 
ness. The output of ice cream manufactured amounts to about 50.000 gallons 
a year. 

In addition to the above Menomonie is the home of two well-equipped 
printing offices, one of which issues the Dunn County News, the largest weekly 
newspaper published in Wisconsin, and a number of smaller industries. 

In retail lines Menomonie is acknowledged one of the best cities of its size 
in the state. Shoppers come here from many miles around, including the in- 
habitants of other cities and villages, being attracted by the complete, up-to- 
date and high-quality stocks of goods. The assessed value of the merchants' 
stocks is S623.374. One large department store alone carries a stock worth 
SI 50.000. 

Surrounded by so productive an agricultural area and with local business 
places in so flourishing a condition, it naturally follows that the banking busi- 
ness should make a splendid showing. And such is the case. There are three 
banks in the city, the First National, the Bank of Menomonie. and the Kraft 
State Bank. The capital, surplus and undivided profits of these institutions to- 

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Interior <>■ Memorial I 

lal the sum of S496.343.10. The deposits of the three banks aggregate $4.- 
123.248.02. These are figures taken from the statement of March 3. 1923. 
The gain in deposits was $459,102.63. 

Its proximity to the great railway gateways of St. Paul and Minneapolis 
and to the rail and water terminals at Superior and Duluth. together with its 
short haul from the mineral and timber districts of the Northwest, gives Me- 
nomonie unusual advantages in obtaining raw materials as well as in getting 
its products to market. It is located on two great railway systems, the Chicago. 
St. Paul. Minneapolis and Omaha (comprising part of the Northwestern 
tern i and the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul, about sixty-seven miles cast of 
St. Paul. The earnings at their stations here of these two roads are indicative 
of the vast volume of trade which centers at this point. The total amount of 
freight received in 1922 was approximately 220.000.000 pounds, on which 
was paid about $290,595.69. The total amount of freight forwarded was 
about 148.000.000 pounds, on which was paid $178,929.13. The ticket 
sales of the two roads approximated $79,705.87. The combined earnings of 
these lines at Menomonie were therefore in round figures over $549,000 for the 

Included in the transportation facilities of the city and county must be 
mentioned the improved highway system that is now being developed. Two 
federal aid trunk lines pass through the city, one known as No. 1 2. running 
east and west, and the other. No. 25. extending north and south. The former 
is the state's most direct and best highway connecting Chicago and the Twin 
Cities. The other forms part of the shortest route between southwestern Wis- 
consin and the cities at the head of Lake Superior. Another federal trunk line. 
No. 64. cuts across the northern part of Dunn County east and west. Besides 
these arteries of interurban traffic the county is developing a system of good 
roads with Menomonie as the center. 

The city of Menomonie is under the commission form of government, 
governmental affairs being in the hands of a mayor and two councilmen. How 
well the people arc satisfied with this system was indicated in the fall of 1920. 

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when by an overwhelming vote the electors decided not to return to the old 
aldermanic form. The city has several miles of well paved streets, a fine White 
Way system in the business district, and many imposing public and private 
buildings which give the place a metropolitan aspect. Among the public build- 
ings may be mentioned the commanding structures which form the home of 1 he 
Stout Institute, a Federal Building, the Mabel Tainter Memorial, a beautiful 
stone edifice presented to the city about thirty years ago by the late Cant. 
Andrew Tainter. which contains a completely equipped theatre, public library, 
rooms for the G. A. R. and W. R. C. amusement rooms, dining room. etc.. 
available for public use Masonic Temple. County Court House. City Hall 

The total assessed value of all property in the city is $6,028,915. To- 
tal personal property assessed at $1,428,555. The commission keeps taxes 
down to as low a point as is consistent with good service, the rate this vear beirvj 

; .027 on each dollar of assessed valuation. This rate is among the L 
known for cities of the same class in Wisconsin. 

The city maintains a fine public hospital at which the charges are ma< 
reasonable as possible. It owns several parks, in addition to which arc a : 
tiful parkway along the lake frontage and other pleasure grounds along the 
lake and streams, owned and controlled by the Menomonie Improvement 
sociation. which are much enjoyed by residents, students and visitors in the 
summer months. 

The spiritual requirements of the community are provided for bv eleven 
different churches, as follows: Congregational. Unitarian. Roman Catholic 
Episcopal. Methodist Episcopal. German Methodist Episcopal. Baptist, two 
German Lutheran. Norwegian Lutheran and Evangelical Association, all of 
which have substantial church homes. Several have commodious parsonages 
I he pulpits are filled with men of ability and the auxiliary organizations reach 
out into the community life in a way to greatly extend the church influence. 

Surviving the war the Dunn County chapter of the Red Cross maintains 
at Menomonie an office from which is conducted an active and useful home 
service, including a system of help for service men in handling their problems, a 
county visiting nurse, etc. There is maintained in the city an active and efficient 
charity organization, which features a visiting nurse service among its activities. 
A school nurse is regularly employed in connection with the public schools, so 
that, with the health and poor departments of the city government the needs of 
the population in these respects are well provided for. 

Menomonie. by the last census, has a population of 5.104. but in appear- 
ance, enterprise and business activity it is ahead of most cities of that si. 

Its position as county seat of Dunn Cunty makes it the official as well as 
geographical and commercial center of the county. A circumstance which illus- 
trates the importance of the city in relation to the surrounding country is the 
tact that ten rural free delivery routes emanate from the Menomonie postoffice 
a number larger than any other county seat in Wisconsin can boast. 

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me Temple and Home of the Commercial Club. 

Representing the commercial, industrial, civic and social life of the com- 
munity is the Menomonic Commercial club, an active body of about 250 
citizens whose endeavor is to make Menomonic a better city in the four lines 
indicated. The club is housed in the handsome Masonic Temple and its quar- 
ters are a convenient gathering place for many movements seeking the better- 
ment of local conditions. The club is ever alert to welcome the newcomer and 
a function on which it prides itself is that of seeing that Menomonie is known 
as "the city of the square deal." 

As Menomonie's fame, however, rests most largely upon its wonderful 
educational facilities, a review of its school advantages will be of particular 

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Emerson said. "Every great institution is the lengthening shadow of a 
great man." The truth of Emerson's statement is well illustrated here in 
Menomonic. For it was from Senator Stouts position on the Board of Educa- 
tion of the Menomonie Public Schools that the shadow took shape and grew 
into the present Stout Institute. It was to the Public Schools that Senator 
Stoat first turned his attention and it was in them that many of his progressive 
ideas were worked out. There is still reflected in the Public Schools much of the 
early progress which was developed when ideas new in educational thought were 
being put into practice here. 

The schools are organized along the lines suggested by the best modern 
practice into a senior high school, a junior high school, the intermediate and 
elementary grades and kindergarten. The senior high school comprises the 
10th. 11th and 12th grades and has about 260 students. The junior high 
school comprises the 7th. 8th and 9th grades and has about 250 students. 

The courses of study in the senior and junior high school are organized 
around the five major fields of educational interest, namely: English. Foreign 
Languages. Science. History and Mathematics. In addition to these, vocational 
work, in manual training, home economics and commerce is also taught. Op- 
portunity for work in music and the fine arts is also offered. The junior high 
school program is arranged to give the pupil a large number of comparatively 
brief contacts with the field of education. In other words the junior high 
school proposes to give the students a sample of each subject that the senior high 
school has to offer. With this experience the student can enter the senior high 
school, knowing in a way his likes and dislikes, his special abilities, and with 
reasonable freedom of election select those lines of work which suit his inter- 
ests best. Especial mention should be made of the exceptional opportunity for 
work along lines of manual training and home economics which is open to the 
high school students. All the facilities of Stout are available for this work, 
giving it a range and equipment far beyond that found in the average public 

As proof of the quality of the high school work we point to the fact that 
the high school is on the accredited list of the North Central Association of Col- 
leges. This rating allows its graduates to enter without examination any col- 
lege or university in the 1 8 states comprising the Association. 

The first six grades arc housed in four buildings distributed over the cit\ 
so that no child is far from a grade school. The usual grade program is carried 
out by the regular grade teachers, who. in each of the subjects of music, art and 
physical training, are assisted by a specially trained supervisor. The health of 
the children is carefully guarded by the schools. A graduate nurse is a regular 
member of the teaching force. She visits each room practically every day. 
Contagious diseases are detected promptly and epidemics prevented. Defects of 
eyes. ears, teeth, and throat are discovered and recommendation for correction 
made to the parent. Undernourished children arc detected and with the ap- 
proval of parents are given one feeding of milk each day at school. In Menom- 
onie parents can send their children to school with confidence that their health 
will not be jeojardized: rather that under the careful supervision the child has 
a chance to grow not only mentally but physically. 

On the whole Menomonie Public Schools are a decided credit to the city. 
They could be better schools: in fact a virile public sentiment will make them 

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better schools each year. The spirit of Senator Stout still lives in the hearts of 
the Menomonie citizens. And always their public schools will spell to their 
boys and girls the one big American word. Opportunity. 


In connection with the genera! church work, the St. Pauls Lutheran con- 
gregation, consisting of 300 families, has considered it its highest duty to im- 
gregation. consisting of 300 families, has considered its highest duty to im- 
part a liberal education in a Christian spirit to the younger generation, 
this purpose it has conducted for many years, a well organized parochial school 
of eight grades. It is the aim of the teachers to make the pupils intrusted to 
their care healthy-minded by developing originality and by teaching activity. 
To this end the mechanical idea is discarded to a certain extent, and the leai 
is given a clear understanding of the principles from which reason and judgment 
make the application and constitute the rule. 

The present school building was erected in 1904. and it is a fine and very 
complete edifice. The teachers are normal graduates and have had manv years' 


As early as 1890 the members of St. Joseph's parish. Menomonie. had 
felt the necessity of providing for a parochial school which was to give adequate 
religious training as we!: lar instruction to their children. The rather 

modest frame building on Ninth street, first used for school purposes, soon 
proved insufficient and a good brick school was put up in 1901. This in turn 
was found no longer to answer the needs of the growing parish and the yeai 
1912 saw the erection of the new St. Joseph's school, facing Tenth avenue. 
I he parish school as it stands today is architecturally speaking, without 
doubt, one of the finest school buildings of the city. It is a solid brick struc- 
ture, two stories high, and modern in every way. The four class rooms are 
fully equipped throughout. In addition to these, the building contains a beau- 
tiful chapel, a society room with kitchen attached, and a roomy basement with 
all modern facilities. Special attention has been paid to the fine heating and 
ventilating systems enjoyed by the school. 

The annual attendance varies between 110 and 125 pupils. F : or almost 
thirtv years the members of the well known Teaching Community of the 
Franciscan Sisters of La Crosse have had charge of the school. 

While the svstem of education followed at St. Joseph's school aims at 
the symmetrical development of the religious and the moral sense together with 
the mental faculties of its pupils, every effort is being made to secure for them 
all-around, complete, well-balanced, up-to-date, elementary education. By har- 
monious and sympathetic co-operation, wherever possible, with the city schools. 
St. Joseph's school has been fortunate enough to make arrangements very bene- 
ficial to its pupils. A special feature of this plan consists in this that the chil- 
dren of the seventh and eighth grades spend one entire afternoon each week un- 
der the supervision of Stout practice teachers. The practical results achieved 
by the children in both manual training and domestic science have been par 
ticularly gratifying under this system of co-operation with Stout Institute. 

The present teaching force of St. Joseph's school consists of four tea,: 
namely: Sisters Julitta. Gerald. Maura, and Mericia: the pastor. Rev. A. .1 
Dorrenbach. of St. Joseph's church, acting as principal. 


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Tim tehool u one of ibe thirtr-one training vli-vl. of ih« tun main- 
tained foe the training of lea. Inn for teaching poutiOnt in <ountrv whool*. Il 
Al« voting people, largely from the rural tetiiont. foe thow pontiont tti.UA an.' 
ungraded up (o ihr pniKipaEOiip of ttate graded ttlioott of iIk hrtt . " H 
uatei of (bete Khoolt are aevepted after reau>nab!e expmrDce in jII peibln 
xboola wbete eUU errufkam ate no: re.- 

The Ntenvmonie Khuol wa» oeK of the fin! lo he opened in Vpiembet 
IK* 1 ) being onlv * week iuuti|<i than the oldeit vIk->I of ihn type Sin..- 
in eitablithmeni « ha» graduated 6 1 )* teaehen The numbei oi lea.- hen in the 
country from thew graduate* uiuallv mn one hundred oe m.w. ,a.h year 

It it equipped with i • ■ . voted teacher* who aie BMoalim 

in the wveial line* of work laid oat je* them In many ea«t yprvial naming 
and preparation having preceded appointment on the U'bIiv It ;y well equip- 
ped with appatatui including a cameragraph for moving pMfum and a Merrop 
Ikon foe lantern alidey 

It maintain* i!:: lad* following two luva of work- one of 

which eonvim of a mattetT in the nrtl two yean of hiith teboot work, 
and tbe rrnew of the eommon bianehn lo end of leaehing them, while the 

other consists of professional reviews in connection with courses in pedagogy, 
observation of teaching and actual teaching for practice under expert supervision 
and guidance. The course of three years admits boys and girls who have com- 
pleted the ninth year of the State's course of study and who are at least 
fifteen years old: the course of two years admits boys and girls who have com- 
pleted the tenth year: and a one-year professional course is offered for graduates 
of high schools. Upon completing any of these courses a certificate is issued to 
the graduate. It may be one of two grades, second, or first, depending upon the 
grade or quality of work done in the courses. These qualify for three, and five 
years respectively with renewal plans without examination by meeting condi- 
tions for professional improvement during the life of any certificate. The first 
grade is practically a life certificate on the plan of renewal for five-year intervals. 

The school is housed in a special building situated in the midst of the 
Stout group. The rooms are cozy and comfortable, inviting the home spirit on 
every hand. The policy of the school is one calculated to invite growth on 
initiative, self-direction, and thoroughness to the ends of teaching. It is articu 
lated with state normal school courses through a system of very favorable credits 
so that students planning to continue work in state normals after teaching a 
while can lose no time taking a course in this school. 

The school charges no tuition to residents of Dunn County and all of the 
text books used arc furnished to students at a nominal rental. 

For further particulars, write. Mjss, Elizabeth Allen. Principal. Menomo- 
nie. Wisconsin. 


This school is favorably located near the Stout Institute, the City High 
School, the County Training School, and the Memorial Library of the City of 
Menomonie. The aim of the school is to serve the country boys and girls, 
the farmers and those who are interested in agriculture and domestic economy. 
There is no tuition fee charged for residents of Dunn County and therefore the 
school is free to them. Residents of other counties pay the same tuition as at 
regular four-year high schools. 

Several courses are offered. A four year course in agriculture for boys and 
a four year course in domestic economy for girls are given. Graduates from 
these courses may enter the Stout Institute, the University of Wisconsin. Nor- 
mal Schools and Colleges. Two year courses in agriculture. and domestic econo- 
my, and short courses of four months each for two winters are given to boys 
and girls. In addition special courses in testing milk, feeds and feeding poultry, 
gardening, gas engines and automobiles may be taken by anyone who wishes 
to enter. High school graduates may take a one year course in agriculture or 
domestic economy. Eighty-one students are enrolled in the regular courses this 
year. Among these are twenty soldiers, fifteen of them being married men. 

Besides the regular school work a great deal of extension work is done by 
the faculty. One member of the teaching force holds two weeks' courses in 
agriculture in different parts of the county for farmers and their families during 
the winter months. In summer he organizes clubs, in calf. pig. poultry, bee. 
corn, potato, canning, and grain projects, and works on the farms with the 
young people. 

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Other lines of extension work are testing milk and cream, testing soils, 
organizing cow testing associations, pure bred stock and grain associations, soil 
improvement associations, tile drainage work, aiding in selling and buying pure 
bred stock and seeds, culling poultry flocks, testing seeds for germination and 
purity, testing soils and giving the amount of lime required. In addition to this 
work many circulars are sent to the farmers and more than two thousand let- 
ters of information are sent in answering letters for information on farm sub- 


Menomonie also has besides her county, public, and parochial schools. The 
Stout Institute. This institution represents an investment of over $1,000,000 
for buildings and equipment. It is a state institution devoted entirely to the 
preparation of teachers of Household and Industrial Arts. Its graduates have 
taught in nearly every state in the Union, in Porto Rico, and Canada. 

The school had its inception in September. 1890. when the late Senator 
J. H. Stout in an arrangement with the school board agreed to build a iManual 
Training building where the present Industrial Arts building now stands. In 
1897 the school buildings were destroyed by fire. New ones were immediately 

In 1908 the school was incorporated and became The Stout Institute. 
After Mr. Stout's death the property was taken over by the state. There arc 
now four buildings in the group: the Industrial Arts Building. Trades Build- 
ing. Household Arts Building, and the Gymnasium and Natatorium. Besides 
these, there are two dormitories for girls, a practice Homcmakers* cottage, and 
an Infirmary. 

The Stout Institute offers 2-year and 4-year courses in both departments. 
In the 4-year course graduates receive the degree of B. S. in Industrial or House- 
hold Arts. Graduates of the 2-year course receive the diploma which is made 
the basis for the issuance of a life certificate to teach following two years of 
successful teaching. 

The enrollment of The Stout Institute has increased rapidly following the 
war period and beginning with the summer session of 1921 it has operated on 
a 45 -week year. With the usual holiday vacation and a short recess between 
the regular and summer sessions this virtually keeps the school open the entire 
year. The school year now considered as being 45 weeks is made up of five 
9-week terms, one of which is the summer session. In the latter certain courses 
are operated on a semester basis to enable students to earn semester credits in 
certain courses when here only for the summer. 

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First National 
Schutte & Quilling 
Kraft State 
Bank of Menomonie 


Will & Burwitz 

™ /Micheel's Clothes Shop 

Teare Clothing Co. 
Evens-Tobin Co. 
A. Summerfield 
A. J. Josephson 

Dentists and Physicians 
C F. Clark 
A. F. Heising 
Steves & Halgren 
Wm. Lumsden 

C. A. Fuller 

D. A. Bowerman 

E. E. Stevens 
C T. Kyle 
Menomonie Clinic 
W. W. Harrington 

Nels Anshus 
Ingraham Bros. 
Ole Madsen 

Lumber Dealers 

Badger State Lumber Co. 
LaPointe Lumber Co. 
Wilson Land & Lumber 

Meat Markets 
A. L. Inenfeldt 
Schneider Bros. 
C. G. Tilleson 

Shoe Stores 

Waller Shoe Co. 

Graven & Wilcox 

Swenson & Berndt 

epartmhnt Stores 

rrrpn-Ehrhard Co. 

Drug Stores 

Anderson Drug Store 
Boston Drug Store 
Olaf Noer 

Flour Mills 

Wisconsin Milling Co. 
Menomonie Milling Co. 

Furniture Stores 

Barber Furniture Store 
Hans Swenby 

Garages and Auto Sup- 
Brack Auto Co. 
Fuller Auto Co. 
Menomonie Auto Co. 
Nelson Bros. Motor Co. 
Joy T. Hanson 

Groceries and General 

C A. Pinkepank 
F. F. Volp 
Micheels & Sandvig 
Anton Magnuson 
C J. Mowers 


Hardware Store 

George W. Jungck 

Hotel Royal 

Central House 


Geo. Belair' ^,. . 

C E. Erickson^- *~* 
&+- ^^TZ^jHEATRES ^^^>m^ ( 

^^i^ 2/-^- Grand 

2w4j^^ c *T™ D Restaurants 
^L / ■*/• Broadway Cafe 

*>/ ^6 / JJL ^Peerless Grill 

^*^- -6L<f ZtCtJ Menomonie Baking Co. 

'+**». . IjLn^. Chases Confectionery 
a ^ 77 ^ Kern s Restaurant 

- /^^Attorneys 
ff '_*. J. R. Mathews 
^^* J. W. Macaulev 
"" *" J. C. Ticknor 

John Meyer 
A. E. Herrem 
Menomonie Dye House 

Insurance Agents 

Chickerings Ins. Agency^ # 
G. G. Pfefferkorn ^ <^<- 

J. N. McGilton 
Electric Shops 
Anderson & Co. 
New Electric Shop 


Diamond Hat Shop 
Fanny Kugle 

Oil Stations 
Clear Oil Co. 
Standard Oil Co. 
Winona Oil Co. 



A. L. Mitten. Farm Im- 

Miller's Smoke Shop 

Dunn County News 

Dunn County Agric. 

Dunn County Normal 

Menomonie Dairy Co. 

Holland Piano Co. 

Gregg Music Store 

Excelsior Brick Co. 

Mrs. D. C. Brennan. 

August SchoenofT. Plumber 

Menomonie Phonograph 

Wis. -Minn. Light & 
Power Co. 

Anderson Bros.. Cigar 

H. C Diedrich. Harness- 

Golden Rule Store 

Frank Carter Ice & Fuel 

Snively's. School Supplies 
|ler & Co.. Blacksmiths 

Hermafo^Michael's Smoke 

P. S. Clark 

J. K. Jenson. Shoe Re- 

M. F. McLeod 

M. A. Mattison. Tele- 
phone Manager 


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